MsC 8

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1861 -- 1865
.5 linear ft.; 8 volumes

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900


Posted to Internet: April 2002


Acquisition Note: This collection was a gift of Lucy Shelton Stewart and Helen S. Claassen, 1954.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents

Diaries recounting the Civil War experiences of Jacob Harrison Allspaugh of the 31st Ohio Infantry regiment. Primarily describing the war in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia. Allspaugh was a resident of Rock Rapids, Iowa, in his later years.


Folder 1: Diary Septemer 13, 1861 to September 13, 1862, with 36 page transcript

Folder 2: Diary September 14, 1862 to January 27, 1863, with 37 page transcript

Folder 3:  Diary January 27, 1862 to July 14, 1863, with 38 page transcript

Folder 4: Diary July 15, 1863 to October 12, 1863, with 15 page transcript

Folder 5: Diary October 13, 1863 to January 5, 1864, with 14 page transcript

Folder 6: Diary January 17, 1864 to July 12, 1864, with 10 page transcript

Folder 7: Diary July 12, 1864 to November 5, 1864

Folder 8: Diary November 8, 1864 to January 15, 1865

Folder 9: Diary January 16, 1865 tp August 2, 1865

Digitized diaries

Folder 10: Typescript of poem "Moonlight Burial" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood

Folder 11: Tribute to Ira Marsh by Allspaugh


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