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Collection Reference Number GLC03131.16.03
From Archive Folder Diaries of James S. Kiger 
Title 1861 Diary
Date 1861
Author Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Document Type Diary
Content Description Records the weather. On March 12th, he mentions the city elections. April 24th, acknowledges how sad it is that so many young men are going to war and he hopes they return safely. Mentions church and bible class frequently. On July 22nd, he notes bad news from the battle of Manassas Junction. Reports say between 3,000 and 15,000 were killed.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Diary  Infantry  Battle  Politics  Election  Religion  Battle of Bull Run  Death  
People Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Theme The American Civil War; Government & Politics; Religion
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
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