Charles W. Hadley diary, 1862

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Charles W. Hadley diary, 1862


Children; Boys; Soldiers

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives; Iowa -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

United States -- Iowa -- Anamosa



Diary kept by Charles Whipple Hadley (1844-1936), of Anamosa, Iowa. At age 17, Hadley left Anamosa to enlist in the Union army during the American Civil War. He traveled south to Davenport, where he became a member of the 14th Iowa Regiment of Volunteer Company H. Hadley's regiment was based in St. Louis at Benton Barracks.
Serving from 1861 to 1863, Hadley commanded his own company, spent six months as a prisoner of war, and was probably wounded in battle. In 1863, he returned to Anamosa to live with his family, where he continued writing in his diary until 1864. He spent many years in Ogden City, Utah, where he died in 1936.


Hadley, Charles Whipple, 1844-1936


State Historical Society of Iowa





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