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General William Harrison Kemper papers

 Collection
Identifier: S0769
Scope and Contents This collection contains items related to General William Harrison Kemper's Civil War service including his army diary dated from April 22, 1861 to August 3, 1861, a list of volunteers from Decatur County, Indiana who enlisted in Company B, 7th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Kemper's discharge certificate from the regiment dated August 2, 1861, Kemper's certificates of promotion to assistant surgeon from February, 1863, and his discharge from service certificate dated May 5,1863. Also included...

George M. Collins, Civil War diary

 Collection — Folder: S3271
Identifier: S3271
Scope and Contents This collection contains the Civil War diary (photocopy) of George M. Collins. It begins on January 13, 1865 and continues until July 15, 1865. There are a few sporadic entries and notes after that date. In his diary, Collins discusses life in the camps, hunger, sickness, disease, his desire to return home, and the capture of Jefferson Davis. He also commented on the people, particularly slaves, that he meets during his service. The diary also includes his monthly expenditures for June and...

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