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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1809 (Text) 00000106663099 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic ft. 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/09/20 by Julia Deros. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/20 by Julia Deros.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a diary created by George M. Rogers regarding his experiences of the Siege of Vicksburg from May 5, 1863 to July 4, 1863. The diary starts on May 1, 1863, with his regiment marching to Milliken Bend near Richmond, Louisiana. Rogers describes his participation as a skirmisher in the Battle of Black River on May 18, 1863; his participation in the Union assaults on Vicksburg starting on May 22, 1863; his participation in the Battle of Milliken's Bend on June 7, 1863; the Union attempt to exploit explosives placed under the Confederate line on June 25, 1863. The diary ends describing Confederate General John Pemberton asking Union General Ulysses S. Grant for truce on July 3, 1863 and the surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
George M. Rogers diary, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
George M. Rogers was born on July 21, 1830 in St. John's, Ohio. He enlisted in the 57th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Company C, on September 2, 1861. He was promoted to Full Quarter Master Sergeant on October 1, 1861 and promoted to 1st Sergeant on August 2, 1863. He mustered out of service on July 12, 1864. He died on June 13, 1910 in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapokoneta, Ohio.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was purchased from Goodwill by Rare Books and Manuscripts on 1967/02/22.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 57th (1861-1865)
Milliken's Bend, Battle of, La., 1863.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.
Vicksburg (Miss.) > History > Siege, 1863.

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