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Gottshall, Samuel G. (1841-1902) Diaries of Samuel G. Gottshall [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04564 Author/Creator: Gottshall, Samuel G. (1841-1902) Place Written: [various] Type: Header Record Date: 1860-1864 Pagination: 4 diaries.

Summary of Content: Mentions battles of Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. First diary is loose.

Background Information: Gottshall enlisted 24 July at the age of 19, listing his occupation as "plasterer." Served in the Pennsylvania 19th Volunteer Cavalry. Contacted measles while on march and spent December-January 1863 in a Washington ...hospital with complications resulting in a medical discharge 19 January 1863. Re-enlisted 22 July 1863, returning to the 19th PA Cavalry until he was mustered out 6 June 1865. Received a pension due to war illnesses.See More

People: Gottshall, Samuel G., 1841-1902

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's DiaryConfederate States of AmericaBattleBattle of GettysburgBattle of the WildernessBattle of Spotsylvania Court House

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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