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Nelson Stauffer Civil War Diary, 1862-1865Save to your list. | Special Collections & Archives

Title: Nelson Stauffer Civil War Diary, 1862-1865Save to your list.
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Nelson Stauffer enlisted in Co. A, 63rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry during the US Civil War. He kept a diary from 1862-1865. In it, he writes of his enlistment, training, troop movements, interactions with other soldiers, daily work assignments, patrolling, and a brief illness. He also describes the actions of some African-Americans he encountered while marching in the South, battlefield conditions, and the burning of Columbia, South Carolina.
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