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Description
This collections consists of two diaries written by John F. McConnell, a Union soldier during the Civil War. Two booklets created by descendants are included with additional information on the diaries and the McConnell family.
Background
John Faust McConnell was born on August 15, 1837 to George McConnell and Mary (Amick) McConnell. He lived in Scipio, Indiana and served in Company E of the 82nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the U.S. Civil War as a mule driver, hauling logs. He mustered into Company E as a private on August 30, 1862, and mustered out June 9, 1865. The diary indicates that he remained in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area until March 13, 1865 when he traveled to Goldsboro, North Carolina to rejoin the 82nd Indiana Infantry on April 9, 1865. The second diary covers his life for the year 1880. McConnell married Amelia Ryan (1848-1875) and had a son, George William Bland McConnell (1872-1963). His second marriage was to Mary E. Sharp (1859-1937). McConnell died in 1913.
Extent
1.04 Linear Feet (1 flat Hollinger box: 12.5 x 9.5 x 3.5")
Restrictions
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Availability
Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.