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Herman, David (fl. 1864) Diary of drummer boy in 138th Pennsylvania Regt.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07007 Author/Creator: Herman, David (fl. 1864) Place Written: [various places] Type: Diaries & Journals Date: 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Refers to Brandywine, Shenandoah, siege of Petersburg, and Winchester.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Soldier's Diary, Battle of Petersburg, Battle

Sub Era: The American Civil War