Wilkerson letters, 1863-1865

Dublin Core

Title

Wilkerson letters, 1863-1865

Subject

War; Soldiers; Campaigns & battles; Military camps; Military life; Families; Children; Farming

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865;

Wilkerson, Jesse Skinner; Wilkerson, Sarahett

United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1865). Company C

United States -- Iowa--Hamburg; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- Tennessee; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Virginia; United States -- Kentucky; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Washington (D.C.);

1860-1870

Description

Wilkerson, a young farmer in Hamburg, Iowa, was drafted into the 13th Iowa Infantry, Company C; he left behind his pregnant wife Sarahett to run the farm. He traveled by his estimate more than 5,000 miles to seven states and the District of Columbia during his service, and was mustered out in July 1865. He was murdered in a barroom in 1869.

Creator

Wilkerson, Jesse Skinner; Wilkerson, Sarahett

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.

Date

1863/1865

2012-05

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