About the Digital Collection
Typescript of diary (19 pages) kept by O.J. Benham, a soldier in the Fourth Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. Diary begins on February 24, 1865 when Benham left Tiffin, Ohio on his way south and ends on June 15, 1865 when Tiffin mustered out and arrived at Cincinnati, Ohio. Diary entries are brief and typically describe his movements, correspondence with his wife, weather, and other routine matters.