Michigan in the Civil War

Woodruff, Charles, 1843-1868.

Charles Woodruff, from his papers

Two diaries (Aug. 14, 1862-Oct. 28, 1863; Sept. 26, 1864-Apr. 18, 1865). The first diary describes the march from Glasgow to Knoxville, the second the campaign under General Sherman while in pursuit of Hood's army, to the surrender of Johnston. There are vivid descriptions of marches, the country and cities passed through, the attacks by bushwhackers, battles, the wild demonstration at the news of Lee's surrender, and the gloom at the death of Lincoln. He describes the regiment called the Philadelphians. Woodruff, of Niles, Mich., enlisted in Company F, 25th Michigan Infantry, as first sergeant in 1862, and rose to acting assistant adjutant general, First Brigade, Second Division, 23rd Army Corps, in April 1865.

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