George W. Huntington Diary of 1864 (PDF, Private Collection Donation)

George Washington Huntington of Porter County IN, enlisted on August 24, 1863 as a private and mustered into "A" Co. of the 7th Indiana Cavalry. He was transferred out on 8/1/1864 On 8/1/1864 he transferred into Veteran Reserve Corps (date and method of discharge not given). His vocabulary is quite good. He discusses the weather, the horrible life living in a hospital with typhoid fever and how this not what a soldiers life should be, mentions a hospital in Memphis another on an island, moving to different hospitals, guarding rebels, some comments on his regiment about how they were engaged with Forrest, says how one hospital had less niggers a couple times, he discusses the invalid corps which he became a part of, etc, etc.

 

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