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George Marion Shearer Civil War Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: msc0080
Photographs of George Marion Shearer and Laban Shearer

This collection consists of three small hand-written diaries, one for each year 1863-1865; transcriptions of these diaries in mimeograph copy; three photographs with one negative; an obituary; an Andersonville Prison survivor's certificate; and correspondence from R. T. Fedderson.

Dates

  • 1863-1865

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Extent

0.25 linear feet

Photographs: George Marion Shearer, Laban Shearer other_unmapped

Abstract

Diaries of a soldier in Company E, 17th Iowa Infantry, who was captured and imprisoned in Sumter Prison, 1864-65.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in part by George Marion Shearer's grandson R.T. Fedderson in 1961.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)