The Diary of Pvt.
Charles E. Comstock
Excerpts from May 16-17, 1863
The following excerpts
are from the diary of Charles E. Comstock. According to information
provided by his great-grandson, Charles M. Chisholm, the 18 year old
Comstock enlisted 11 September 1861 and served as a private in Co. G,
34th Indiana vol. infantry. [Spelling and punctuation (obviously) per
Fryday May 15th (1863)
Saturday May 16th
Sunday May 17th
Monday May 18th
1. I am now of the opinion that Henry Corkins was not a battlefield death, but was mortally wounded at Champion Hill and died on either the 20th or 21st of May. His remains are reportedly interred in the Vicksburg Natl. Cemetery,Section O, Grave 3556. His name, unit designation, location (Champion Hill) and date of death are also inscribed on the family monument in the old Roanoke Cemetery, Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana.
The diary excerpts comport with other accounts, to the effect that the 34th Indiana was assigned burial detail and remained behind as Grant advanced upon Vicksburg.
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