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Alfred Dexter Morgan diaries, 1864-1866

Identifier: 1993-006

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Two autograph volumes of a diary kept by Alfred Dexter Morgan during his service with the 17th Illinois Cavalry Volunteers in 1864 and 1865. Morgan and his company saw duty primarily in Missouri, but was also stationed in Kansas at the end of the war. Missouri experienced some of the most bitter conflict due to sectionalism and protracted guerrilla warfare, and Morgan's diary speaks of the events occuring at that time. Mentioned in the diary are such notarious bushwhackers as Charles Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson, along with Confederate Generals Sterling Price and M. Jeff Thompson. At the end of the second volume is a personnel list for the company (D) including those who deserted, died and the home towns of each member. Morgan is listed as a recruit from Chicago and a sergeant.


  • 1864 - 1866



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This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Biographical / Historical

The 17th Illinois Cavalry Volunteers was organized at St. Charles in January, 1864 and was mustered out of service January 1, 1866.


1 item : 2 v. (62 pages total) 14.6 cm. and 17 cm. respectively

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E505.6 17th .M67 1864



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Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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