Diary of Pvt. Christopher C. Lobingier, Company A

     The following is the diary of Christopher C. Lobingier of Company A, spanning March 1862 at Braddocks Field, Pittsburgh, PA thru December 1862, shortly after the Battle of Fredericksburg.  In addition, the diary is filled with wartime and post-war newspaper articles relating to the 9th Army Corps and 100th PA Roundheads.  Throughout the first portion of the diary are various poems and other information that have been transcribed.

    Mr. Cam Jordan, City of Fitzgerald, GA provided the diary information for the 100th PA website.  It is historically significant in it's vivid detail of one soldier's travels with the regiment and I hope it stirs discussion and comment as I have never read a diary so descriptive.  It was truly a joy to read for the first time and edit to make it more readable for descendants and friends of the Roundheads.  I hope the City of Fitzerald, GA also appreciates the revised transcription by the Websmith.

     To be honest, there are portions of the diary that are confusing and don't make sense at times, but overall I think the reader will get a good sense of Christopher C. Lobingier, the soldier.   In Bates roster, Lobingier is listed as C.C. Tobingier, mustered in March 6, 1862, mustered out by Special Order March 20, 1864.

 

Short Bio on C.C. Lobingier

The excerpt below is from correspondence to the websmith from Mr. Jordan that explains the connection between Lobingier and Fitzgerald, GA, including the transcribed pages (171) of his diary that are included here:

I enlisted in Co. A. Roundhead Reg. 100 Pa. Volunteers

March 3rd 1862 was discharged

March 31st 1864 By Reason of Special Order 94 War Dpts.

The above is from a transcription of the field diary of C.C. Lobingier who helped found Fitzgerald, GA in 1895-96. You can see a little more about the Union vets who founded our town at the web site below. He is one of the few who ended up with a street named after him.

Lobingier was obviously a Roundhead, but does not show up in your roster (Editor's Note:  because of Bates incorrect entry as "Tobingier") . He was known as Colonel in Fitzgerald, but I suspect that was a GAR rank and not an active service one.

The transcription is 171 pages including various news articles, etc. he glued in.   We cannot photocopy without breaking the spine, though we may at some point be able to photograph.   I have not yet had the opportunity to proof spelling of names, etc. against your site, but perhaps some of your folks would be interested in helping with that.

 

Websmith Note:  The effort in transcribing this large of a work is inspiring and I commend the original transcriber for their efforts.    However, after doing an initial review, I saw a need for some additional editing that may be a case of the original transcriber's unfamiliarity with terminology and language of the day.  Example, throughout the diary I saw  the word "commanding" for what should have been "cannonading".  I have made edits to make the diary entries a little more readable in places, but overall I have left in-tact.   I have broken up long sentences to make the thoughts of the soldier flow better, but did not have the original transcription or written diaries to look at.  Mr. Cam Jordan was kind to provide this information to the 100th PA website as an MS Word Document that I took from there.   I am honored...

Part 1:  War-time and post-war articles placed in diary prior to January 1 1862 log up to March 14, 1862 (needs editing--original transcription)

Part 2:  Daily Diary between March 14, 1862 to December 17, 1862 (edited by Websmith, David L. Welch)

Part 3:  War-time and post-war articles placed in diary after December 17, 1862 to December 31, 1862  (needs editing--original transcription)