Dear Diary

 . . . first hand accounts of the war by the men of the 78th

In this section, we will post transcriptions and/or images of diaries of 78th soldiers.  Every attempt will be made to retain original spellings and to post complete, uncensored diaries.  If you have any such diaries,  pleases forward to Carl J. Denbow and I will post them.   Please include as much information as you know about the diary, including its author, his name, rank and company. 


Rev. Oliphant M. Todd, the first chaplain of the regiment

Capt. Cyrus Marion Roberts

Sgt. Hiram C. Holt, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (contains mentions of Col. Leggett, and 78th OVI)

Pvt. Joseph Heft, Co. C

Pvt. Francis R. Baker, Co. C

Speer Family

Sgt. William F. Gault, Co. F.