Collection MS/MS 01.94 - S. M. Wright Civil War Diaries 1861-1862

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US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.94

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S. M. Wright Civil War Diaries 1861-1862




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Wright, Samuel M. Age 19. Residence Knoxville, nativity Indiana. Enlisted May 21, 1861. Mustered June 10, 1861. Died of pneumonia Feb. 8, 1862, Quincy, Ill. Buried in National Cemetery, Quincy, Ill.

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Consists of two diaries written by S. (Sammy) M. Wright of Knoxville, Iowa, during the Civil War. He and his brother William served in Company B, Third Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

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Arranged Chronologically

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Open for research.

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Public domain

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Discovered among papers and folders in Special Collections Vault.

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