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Collection Reference Number GLC03131.16.10
From Archive Folder Diaries of James S. Kiger 
Title 1870 Diary
Date 1870
Author Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Document Type Diary
Content Description Records the weather. On April 17th, attends the funeral of a friend. April 28th mentions a parade to celebrate the ratification of the 15th amendment. He mentions taking Johnny to Sunday School. Many blank pages from June through December. Uses back for accounting.
Subjects Reconstruction  Death  Holidays and Celebrations  African American History  Slavery  Civil Rights  US Constitution  Suffrage  Religion  
People Kiger, James S. (fl. 1859-1874)  
Theme Reconstruction; African Americans; Government & Politics
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