1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo Barker. In this diary, Barker discusses daily life while stationed around Corinth Mississippi. In the diary he describes witnessing a deserter execution, bringing in Confederate prisoners, battle experiences, and general life at the camp.
Military Service Note
Barker, Lorenzo A. (Veteran), Battle Creek. Enlisted in company D, Western Sharpshooters, Sept. 27, 1861, at Battle Creek, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Nov. 9, 1861. Re-enlisted Dec. 23, 1863, at Pulaski, Tenn. Mustered Dec. 24, 1863. Promoted Sergeant. Wounded near Rome Cross Roads, Ga., May 16, 1864. Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 7, 1865.