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The Eighty-First O.V.I.

     The soldiers of the 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, at Corinth, Mississippi, on reading a letter from the Captain of Company D, in the Wyandotte Democratic Union, immediately held a meeting and passed a series of patriotic resolutions, condemning his statement, that the Regiment was "demoralized, discontented, and insubordinate," as a lie and a "slander upon the loyal soldiers of the 81st." They close by desiring "every man, woman and child in Ohio to know that their Regiment is opposed, bitterly and forever, to treason in our midst, in its front, and in its rear."

The Gallipolis Journal
March 26, 1863

Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes