United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Content Description 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...
Dates: 1864 - 1866
Content Description Frontier diary kept by a member of the Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, with entries dating from Dec 1863 to Jun 1891. Includes accounts of encounters with the Sioux and Cheyenne, with 2 brief handwritten draft summaries of diary entries (both dated in 1973).Materials laid in: one blue ribbon with inscription "3d Annual Reunion, 11th Kansas Vol. Cav., Topeka, Kas. Sept. 29, 1885" ; two leaves of lined note paper, one dated 27 Oct 73, and 28 Jun 1973, each with handwritten notes on the...
Dates: 1863 - 1891; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1865