JOSEPH H. CORBIN enlisted as a private on September 20, 1861, five months after the Civil War began. He mustered into G Co. Ohio 44th Infantry and was later transferred to the Ohio 8th Infantry. The regiment was active in the Battles Of Lewisburg and Cumberland Gap, Siege of Knoxville and Sanders’ Knoxville Road. Corbin was later promoted to corporal.
Corbin was mustered out on July 30, 1865, at Clarksburg, W.VA. During his enlistment, Corbin was promoted to corporal.
2 pp, 4 ¾ x 8, Covington, KY, Oct. 12th, 1862. Joseph writes to his brother. Nice black and white cartouche of Union men being led into battle with “We are coming, Father Abraham” printed below.
“...We left Point Pleasant last Monday at 2 o’clock and marched 28 miles to the railroad station at Portland where we reached at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The next day we took the train at Portland...We started for Cincinnati...When we landed at Cincinnati, we marched through part of the city till we came to the street that crosses the river at Covington. We are camped at the edge of the town of Covington on the railroad that leads to Lexington...Joseph H. Corbin”
In pencil. Folds, toning and foxing.
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