Shorthill Civil War Diary

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Shorthill Civil War Diary


  • 1862 (Creation)


1 Folder.

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Handwritten transcribed version of diary and typescript of Civil War diary belonging largely to T.T. Shorthill with a few scattered entries indicated by previous owner of material to be R.S. Shorthilll's, brother to T.T. Shorthill. T.T. Shorthill served three years with the 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company E, as a cook. Entries written while Shorthill served in Tennessee and Kentucky and described food and meals for troops as well as weather conditions, troop movements and officers.

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Handwritten transcribed version of diary is in front, type script behind. Transcribed by Prof. Bower Sageser, KSU, 1973.
T.T. Shorthill's entries are chronological, with R.S. Shorthill's sets of entries interspersed.

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      Previous owner Leslie Eddy. Route 8, Topeka KS. Collection appears to have been purchased.

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      Finding Aid written by Helena Egbert, November 2022.

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