John W. Pratt Diaries Collection
Scope and Contents
The Civil War diaries of John W. Pratt date from August 22, 1862 - October 20, 1862 and from April 2, 1865 - August 9, 1865. The first diary is filled with his feelings of homesickness and longing for his wife. The second diary includes short comments about encounters with the rebel forces, mentions Lees surrender and Lincolns assassination, sickness, and his desire to be released from military service.
- Pratt, John W. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
.25 Linear Feet (1 file folder containing 2 small diaries.)
Language of Materials
Civil War soldier. Relates his feelings and experiences with the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Method of Acquisition
These diaries were a gift of Mrs. Bernice Pratt in 1955.
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