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Name Nebraska -- History -- 1854-1867

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Image of RG0777.AM - RG0777 Mohler, George

RG0777.AM - RG0777 Mohler, George

This collection consists of a single journal dating from 1860. This handwritten journal entitled "A Trip from Sterling, Illinois to the Gold Mines of Pikes Peak" was kept by George Mohler during his trek westward and while he prospected for gold in Colorado. Leaving Sterling, Illinois on April 24, 1860, Mohler traveled to Omaha by train and boat. During his overland trek, Mohler penned his observations of Omaha, Elkhorn City, Fremont, North Bend, Shinn's Ferry, and Ft. Kearny; the topography; the availability of timber water, and grass; buffalo, antelope, wolves, and prairie dogs seen; and the names of individuals buried along his route. After his arrival in Colorado, Mohler briefly noted his

Image of RG0779.AM - RG0779 Galvanized Yankees

RG0779.AM - RG0779 Galvanized Yankees

The collection consists of one series, Research Materials, gathered by Society Researchers in investigating the numbers and sources of "Galvanized Yankees" on the plains. Research on this issue was begun when the Society received questions about the war service of the 11th Ohio Volunteers. Based upon research conducted by Society staff, it was concluded that the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry saw service only in the south, and that the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry saw service on the Plains; and that the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry were not "Galvanized Yankees," but were regularly enlisted Union men. This research was conducted in 1940 and its conclusions dispute statements made by Capt. H. E.