25TH OHIO VET.
IN THE WAR FOR THE UNION
Author: Edward C. Culp
(Topeka, Kan. G. W. Crane & Co., printers & binders, 1885)
matter contained in the following pages was prepared while we
were yet in the field, upon the days immediately following our
marches and battles, while in camp or bivouac, or during the long
season of rest upon Folly and Hilton Head islands.
I have revised it twice
sine the war, but still feel as if I was giving a very
unsatisfactory history of the gallant old Regiment, and regret that
its preparation has not fallen into abler hands.
Our Regiment was raised
from so many portions of the State, that we have been unable to meet
in annual reunions, which would have been the means of correcting
many errors, but I have endeavored to get as many names as possible,
with the present post-office address, and will have them added in an
appendix to this volume.
I am indebted to many of
the old comrades for information asked for a different times during
the past two years and still as for correction in names and dates,
which will be noted for a second edition.
This book is only a plain
record of events, with no attempt at humor, and will only be of
interest to those who participated in the changing fortunes of the
Regiment, or those others whose sons and brothers went out with us,
never to return to this life.
E. C. C.
March 10, 1885