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Collection Reference Number GLC03131.16.01
From Archive Folder Diaries of James S. Kiger 
Title 1859 Diary
Date 1859
Author Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Document Type Diary
Content Description Faithfully records the weather each and every day. On May 31st, someone named John steals $150 from another man. June 8th, Thompson's sister got married. Went to a democratic meeting in October and nominated a clerk. November 11th, attended a large funeral for the Hon. R.P. Thompson.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Diary  Infantry  Death  Crime  Soldier's Pay  Children and Family  Marriage  Politics  Democratic Party  
People Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Theme Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Enlisted on 11 August 1862 as a Sergeant. On 4 September 1862 he mustered into "A" Co. NJ 12th Infantry. He was transferred out on 1 October 1863. On 1 October 1863 he transferred into Veteran Reserve Corps. He was discharged on 6 July 1865. He received a promotion as a 1st Sergeant (As of RC).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Unit 12th New Jersey Infantry, A Company