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W.B. Emmons Diary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: msc0010
W. B. Emmons' diary dates from May 1, 1864 to July 17, 1865, and describes his wartime activities in great detail. His regiment participated in the Atlanta campaign and witnessed the burning of much of Georgia. He describes many battles and skirmishes, as well as the everyday life of a soldier. Emmons also discusses Lincoln's election, assassination, and Copperhead politics. The diary is missing pages 37-48 and pages 53-56.

Dates

  • 1864-1865

Creator

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Extent

1.00 items

Abstract

Civil War soldier, member of the 34th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Participated in the Atlanta Campaign and saw a good deal of action in Georgia. Recorded. Wrote of many battles and skirmishes.

Related Materials

Digitized version of the diary of W. B. Emmons is available at the Iowa Digital Library.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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