Daniel Horn Papers mssHM 49539-49610

Brooke M. Black
The Huntington Library
March 2021
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San Marino, California 91108
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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.

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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)

Box 1

1862-1863 April

Box 2

1863 May-1864