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Lewis B. Jessup diary, 1861-1910.

Eckert, Bessie. (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S2165 (Text) 00000106199219 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2 folders

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General Note:
Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, 2004. Finding aid revised: Brittany Kropf, 11/12/2015.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains a photocopy of the Lewis B. Jessup diary. The first half of the diary was written while Jessup was a soldier with the 24th Indiana Volunteer Infantry stationed in Galveston, Texas. The first part of the diary focuses on troop movements and camp life and also contains short biographies on some of the men in his unit. The style of the diary changes after his return to Indiana in late 1865 and focuses on his daily life. The diary also contains: a March 1868 land rental contract with Joseph Zimmerman, a letter from A. Leich to Buncombe dated [1877], a page of family signatures, worksheets and a recipe.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Lewis B. Jessup Diary, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Patrons are responsible for permission to publish from copyright owner.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Lewis B. Jessup was born in 1834 in Indiana. During the Civil War, he served with the 24th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which had been organized in Vincennes, Indiana. In 1865, Jessup, along with the rest of his unit, were stationed in Galveston, Texas, where boredom prompted Jessup to write the history of his unit, with hopes of eventual publication. At the end of 1865, the men were released from their military duties and were allowed to return home. Jessup moved to La Porte County, Indiana, where he worked as a farmer. Jessup married and had several children with his wife Chloe.
Subject: Wilman, L. F.
Jessup, L. B.
Jessup family.
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 24th (1861-1865)
United States. Army > Military life.
Account books > Indiana > LaPorte County.
Farm life > Indiana > LaPorte County.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Regimental histories.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.
LaPorte County (Ind.)

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