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John reports on the skirmishes the regiment has engaged around Corinth, TN during the siege. John predicts that a confrontation between the armies here "will be the most terrible the world has ever witnessed." He acknowledges the work of attached physicians caring for the regiment's wounded.
Daily Zanesville Courier
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troop movement; battle; provisions; Mortimer D. Leggett; prisoners; death (military); disease; medical care
War correspondents; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865); Gillespie, John W. A., 1837-1913 -- Correspondence; Siege of Corinth (Mississippi : 1862); United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical Care
Gillespie, John W.A., "Letter from John W.A. Gillespie to Editor" (1862). Harvey Collection Newspapers. 7.