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Collection Number RG0778.AM
Collection Name RG0778 Diary (unidentified), 1865
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 item
Title Diary (unidentified), 1865
Date or Date Span 1865, June-Aug.
Year Range from 1865
Year Range to 1865
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This diary entitled, "Diary of Our March From the Time We Left Washington, D.C." dates from 1865. The author, an unidentified soldier, left Washington, D.C. with his regiment on June 14, 1865 and traveled by railroad through Petersburg, Virginia and Cincinnati, Ohio to St. Louis, Missouri. From there, he proceeded up the Missouri River to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He then marched from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Kearny, Nebraska, arriving there on August 16th. After a week at Fort Kearny, the troops scouted near Cottonwood Springs and Plum Creek, Nebraska. The diary's author notes stops made during the trip from Washington, D.C. to Fort Kearny. On the march from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Kearny and the subsequent scouting in Nebraska, he indicates miles traveled each day and locations of encampments.
Finding Aids Diary (unidentified), 1865 finding aid
Subjects Soldiers
Military life
Search Terms Fort Kearny (Neb.) -- History
Nebraska -- History
Soldiers -- Nebraska