The 9th Ohio Infantry Regiment was Ohio's first all-German unit to enter the Union Army during the Civil War. They organized in Cincinnati and originally enlisted for 3 months. Most of them re-inlisted and served for 3 years. Because Marietta Ohio was on both the Ohio River and the Cincinnati and Marietta Rail Road line (of which Julia's brother William was Vice-President), the Cutlers were able to observe a considerable amount of troop movement from the west to the east in the early months of the war.
The Flying Artillery refers to an artillery brigade on horseback.
Julia's account that 300 rebels were killed and 600 taken prisoner at the Battle of Boonville is evidence that initial newspaper reports were often erroneous. The Battle of Boonville Missouri actually had few casualties with only a few dozen secessionists killed and approximately 80 captured. However, this battle did enable federal forces to maintain control of the Missouri River.
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