“How I should like to be at home with you today and attend church”

Charles S. Ramsay of the 44th Ohio Infantry Band.

Camp Piatt Nov 3rd, 1861,

How I should like to be at home with you today and attend church…I have attended the meetings in camp but I do not like our chaplain. he cannot preach…

There are nine of us sitting in this tent some reading others writing. some…signing, others talking…

The Rebels opened fire on our men at Gauley Bridge day before yesterday. nothing but cannon were used…near every one of their shots fell short. several of our shells exploded right at their cannons. they had nothing but round shot to fire. Yesterday they were fighting in close quarters…

44thOH

The 44th Ohio Infantry served primarily in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. The regiment contributed to a rout of Confederate forces at Dutton’s Hill, Kentucky. Charles S. Ramsay mustered into service on 8 October 1861 and mustered out on 8 October 1862 at Covington, Kentucky.

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