• Ohio 44th Soldier Reports Force At Nearly 20,000 At Point Pleasant

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    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.


    1 1/3 pp, 5 x 8, Camp Point Pleasant, Oct. 10th, 1862.  Joseph writes to his sister.  “...Our force in this vicinity is about 15 or 20 thousand strong. There was a detail of 25 men out of a company out of our regiment to go on a scout. They started yesterday evening on horseback. They took 4 days’ rations...I had not had any chance to send my money only by mail...Joseph H. Corbin”


    Folds. Excellent condition.


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