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Rome, William O. (d. 1863) [Collection of William O. Rome] [Decimalized .01- .03]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03131.09 Author/Creator: Rome, William O. (d. 1863) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1861-1862 Pagination: 1 diary + 3 items

Summary of Content: Diary in pen, tintype, and two letters of William O. Rome, soldier in Co. K, 56th New York. The two letters (21 December 1862 and 24 December 1862) are written from Yorktown, Virginia and one contains a list of all the men in Company K and whether they are on duty, sick, discharged, or dead. The diary contains some of Rome's writing from 1861 to 1862.

Background Information: Enlisted in the Union Army on 10 October 1861at Monticello, New York as a Private. On 10 October 1861 he mustered into "K" Co. New York 56th Infantry. He was discharged for disability ...on 4 March 1863 at New Berne, North Carolina. He died 8 July 1863.See More

People: Rome, William O., d. 1863

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's DiaryPhotographyMuster Rolls and Returns

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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