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Collection Reference Number GLC03131.16.07
From Archive Folder Diaries of James S. Kiger 
Title 1867 Diary
Date 1867
Author Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Document Type Diary
Content Description Newspaper clippings inserted at beginning with Washington's General Order, July 1776 and McClellan's General Order, September 1861. Also positions of the sun and moon and on the back, a list of the original 13 states and all the signers of the declaration. Records the weather. On February 23rd, he mentions the nomination of Mr. Fred S.M. Nelly for U.S. senate. On March 11, the daughter of an acquaintance was severely burned with camphine. Many entries are cross written. Newspaper clippings inserted throughout. Some expanded entries in the back. He mentions the son of Mr. Young who drowned.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Diary  President  Revolutionary War General  Revolutionary War  Declaration of Independence  Union General  Politics  Congress of the Confederation  Election  Injury or Wound  Children and Family  Death  Health and Medical  
People Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Theme Government & Politics; Reconstruction
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