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Dunn, Thomas (fl. 1861-1863) [Diary of Thomas Dunn]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09356 Author/Creator: Dunn, Thomas (fl. 1861-1863) Place Written: s.l. Type: Diary Date: 1861-1863 Pagination: 1 diary ; 14.5 x 10 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09356 Author/Creator: Dunn, Thomas (fl. 1861-1863) Place Written: s.l. Type: Diary Date: 1861-1863 Pagination: 1 diary ; 14.5 x 10 cm.

Summary of Content: Diary of a soldier in the 25th Ohio Regiment, with wonderful content on the campaigns and battles of the eastern theater, such as Second Bull Run (1862): "August the 31st. the roads was just lined with ambulances and coaches from Washington city they came after the wounded." Dunn's diary ends on April 20, 1863, just before the Battle of Chancellorsville. He sent it home to his mother with instructions, "please mother to keep this Book for me until I get home." He died a little over two months later at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)Injury or WoundHealth and MedicalMilitary CampMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesDeathBattle of GettysburgSoldier's Diary

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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