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Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1873) 1860 Diary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03131.16.02 Author/Creator: Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1873) Place Written: [various places] Type: Diary Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 vol.. ; 10 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Records the weather. Mentions church every Sunday. Church is a running theme throughout this diary. Often attends sermons. Also goes to what he vaguely refers to as business meetings.

Background Information: Enlisted on 11 August 1862 as a Sergeant. On 4 September 1862 he mustered into "A" Co. NJ 12th Infantry. He was transferred out on 1 October 1863. On 1 October 1863 he transferred into Veteran Reserve Corps. ...He was discharged on 6 July 1865. He received a promotion as a 1st Sergeant (As of RC).See More


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's DiaryInfantryReligion

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