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Collection Reference Number GLC03131.16.05
From Archive Folder Diaries of James S. Kiger 
Title 1863 Diary
Date 1863
Author Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Document Type Diary
Content Description Many blank pages until May. Records the weather. On August 8th and 9th, he spends time with a Miss Kittinger and a Miss Haversticks. He sees them several times and even gives one of them is picture. Later a fire breaks out. Describes daily life in the army such as drilling and dress parade in several entries.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Diary  Women's History  Photography  Firefighting  Military Camp  
People Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History
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