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Name Military life

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Image of RG1087.AM - RG1087 Hill, Abner James, 1845-1925

RG1087.AM - RG1087 Hill, Abner James, 1845-1925

The collection consists of four diaries kept by Abner James Hill (who later changed his name to James A. Hill). In the 1864 and 1865 diaries, Hill writes about daily life as a Union soldier in the Civil War. The entries include information on camp life, battles, medical care, etc. He also lists clothing he received during the war as well as expenses he incurred. Also included is a discharge certificate for Hill. In the 1867 diary, Hill recounts his travels from Norris, Illinois to Weatherford, Texas where he visited his brother, Joshua Hill. The diary entries give descriptions of the country and the destruction caused by the war. He mentions the treatment of the black people, the many immi

Image of RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

This collection contains correspondence, 1889-1941, primarily to Leonard Colby. Letters seek favors, employment, and letters of reference. There is also material on Colby's life, particularly his years in the military and as a Nebraska State Senator. A story about Colby purchasing a horse from U.S. Grant is included.

Image of RG1007.AM - RG1007 Fowler, E.B.

RG1007.AM - RG1007 Fowler, E.B.

The collection consists of one letter dated July 26, 1873, from E.B. Fowler of Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska, to a Mrs. Barnes. Fowler describes his impressions of living in the sandhills and his feelings of loneliness. He describes an Indian attack and a water spout burst that resulted in the deaths of six men and twenty-eight horses. These occurances happened while he was at Fort McPherson, Nebraska.

Image of RG1004.AM - RG1004 Forts (Neb.)

RG1004.AM - RG1004 Forts (Neb.)

The collection contains brief historical notes about the following Nebraska forts: Fort McPherson, Fort Kearny, Fort Sidney, Fort Niobrara, Fort Atkinson, Fort Omaha, Camp Sheridan, Fort Robinson, and Fort Hartsuff. The notes indicate when the forts were established and why they were established. They describe what military life was like at the forts, as well as what happened to the forts after they were no longer in use. Also included in the collection is an essay entitled, "The Role of the Military in Nebraska Frontier Society," by Karen Barry.

Image of RG5342.AM - RG5342 Abernethy, Harry Collins, 1874-1934

RG5342.AM - RG5342 Abernethy, Harry Collins, 1874-1934

The collection is arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence 1917-1919; 2) Personal Daybook, 1917-1918; 3) Biographical materials; and 4) Miscellaneous. The majority of the collection is composed of letters (Series 1) Harry wrote to his brothers Jason and G.E. while he was serving in France during World War I. The letters were supplemented by his personal daybook (Series 2) written at the same time. Topics include military life (food, YMCA entertainment, traveling, his job, and opinions on the war, etc.); the terrain, flora, and fauna, roads, trains, and farming techniques of England and France; and personal expenses, weather, and family. The biographical materials of Series 3 include