Transcript of the Civil War diary of George Washington Harris.

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loc_harr_001_185_transcript

Title

Transcript of the Civil War diary of George Washington Harris.

Description

Harris served as a private in Company F of the 149th Indiana Infantry Regiment, which occupied Decatur, Alabama in 1865. He enrolled at Terre Haute, Indiana, on February 15, 1865 at the age of twenty. Harris records his experiences as a soldier and traces his journey south to Decatur. Harris was discharged on September 27, 1865. The transcription includes a key to the cipher that Harris sometimes used, as well as notes and clarifications in brackets and parentheses. Also included are the complete lyrics to the Union song "Reply to the Bonnie Blue Flag," part of which Harris records in an entry here.

Date

1865

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Source

George Washington Harris Civil War Diary
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections, Huntsville, Alabama

Provenance

This item is digital only. The images and transcription were generously donated by Dick Harris.

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Citation

Harris, George Washington, “Transcript of the Civil War diary of George Washington Harris.,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed February 5, 2023, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/520.

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