Who was Cyrus Forwood? On May 11th, 1861, Delawarean Cyrus Forwood volunteered for three months of service in the Union Army. Forwood served in the military for approximately three years. Most of his time was spent with Company A, 2nd Delaware Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
About Forwood's Blog
As part of the State of Delaware's Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration, the Delaware Public Archives is using this blog to repost notes and observations Forwood wrote in his diary during his time as a soldier--day-by-day, 150 years from when Forwood wrote the entries. The diary entries are taken from the original, which was loaned to the Historical Society of Delaware by W. T. Hinkson. As a reader, you can "follow" Forwood and learn more about the day-to-day life of a Delaware Soldier in the American Civil War.