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Description
Papers of William F. Vermilion, physician, Civil War captain (1862-1865), Iowa state senator, and lawyer. The collection includes materials from Vermilion's military service in Company F of the 36th Infantry Regiment of Iowa Volunteers, such as wartime correspondence with his wife, company morning reports (May 1864-August 1865), administrative documents, and several diaries. The collection also contains business records, family memorabilia, and ephemera.
Background
William F. Vermilion was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, in October 1830. His obituary article in The Daily Citizen stated that he studied medicine at Rush Medical College and built a large practice in Iconium, Iowa. In 1859, he married Mary A. C. Kemper.
Extent
5 Linear feet (9 archive boxes, 1 flat box, and 2 map case folders)
Restrictions
Public domain. Digital copies of this material are intended to support research, teaching, and private study. This work may be used without prior permission. The original manuscripts for this collection are held by Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.
Availability
Researchers are required to use the microfilm or digital surrogates of the Civil War correspondence.