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Horn (Daniel) Papers
mssHM 49539-49610  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Daniel Horn papers
    Creator: Horn, Daniel, Jr., -1864
    Identifier/Call Number: mssHM 49539-49610
    Physical Description: 2.40 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1862-1864
    Abstract: Correspondence of American Civil War Union soldier Daniel Horn, Jr.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Daniel Horn papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Robert Middlekauff, December 1983.

    Biographical / Historical

    Daniel Horn, Jr., farmer of Fultonham Ohio, and private of Co. B of the 78th Ohio Infantry Regiment. The 78th was attached to the Army of the Tennessee and took part in battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, Grant's Central Mississippi campaign, Vicksburg campaign, and Atlanta campaign. Daniel Horn died of wounds, after his arm had been amputated, in Georgia in August 1864.

    Scope and Contents

    Letters from Daniel Horn to his wife Geles posted in various places in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia. Also, letters of Horn's comrades and the regimental chaplain informing Geles Horn of the death of her husband. The letters discuss camp life, payments, Horn's concern over his family back in Ohio, war news, the Union commanders, including Ulysses S. Grant, and his fellow Confederate soldiers. He also writes about several military operations including Fort Donelson, the siege of Vicksburg, Morgan's Ohio raid, and operations near Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library staff. In 2021, Brooke M. Black created a finding aid.


    Arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Atlanta Campaign, 1864 -- Personal narratives
    Morgan's Ohio Raid, 1863 -- Personal narratives
    Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 -- Personal narratives
    Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 -- Personal narratives
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Ohio -- Sources
    Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    Pictorial lettersheets -- United States -- 19th century
    Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
    Horn, Geles, active 1862-1864
    Morgan, John Tyler, 1824-1907
    United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865)