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George Marion Shearer Civil War Diaries

Identifier: MsC0080

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Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1863-1965


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This collection is open for research.

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Photographs: George Marion Shearer, Laban Shearer other_unmapped

Language of Materials



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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Shearer family.

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.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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