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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Lovel Newton Parker papers
    Creator: Parker, Lovel Newton
    Identifier/Call Number: mssParkerL
    Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 volume)
    Date (inclusive): 1794-1917
    Date (bulk): 1862-1865
    Abstract: A collection of material of Lovel Newton Parker related to the American Civil War.
    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]. Lovel Newton Parker papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Parker, February 1979.

    Biographical / Historical

    Lovel Newton Parker (1842-1918) was born in Wayne, Ohio; he left his farm in 1862 to join the 105th Regiment of Ohio Infantry, and served as sergeant of Company I. The three year regiment was attached to the 33rd Brigade, Army of the Ohio, 1st Brigade, 5th Division Army of the Cumberland, and to 2nd Brigade, 14th Army Corps. It was mustered out in July, 1865. Parker fought in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolinas, taking part in the battle of Perryville, Middle Tennessee Campaign, Chickamauga Campaign, Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign, Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, Siege of Savannah, and Campaign of the Carolinas. Following the Grand Review on May 24, the regiment was mustered out June 3, 1865. At the end of the war Parker returned to Wayne, and served as justice of the peace, assessor, and county surveyor; he was also active in the regimental veterans' association.

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of 51 items from 1794 to 1917, it consists of six pocket diaries kept by Lovel Newton Parker during his military service in the American Civil War. The detailed daily entries give accounts of military campaigns, camp life, war and political news. These diaries were incorporated in Parker's memoirs written sometime after the war. The collection contains a fair copy and a typescript of the memoirs. Also included is a group of miscellaneous documents: receipts, bills, deeds, and promissory notes of Lovel Parker and his family, a few family letters and pieces of correspondence pertaining to the veterans' association of the 105th Regiment.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1985. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


    Arranged chronologically.


    Former call number: mssParker, Lovel papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Atlanta Campaign, 1864
    Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863
    Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863
    Perryville, Battle of, Perryville, Ky., 1862
    Sherman's March through the Carolinas
    Sherman's March to the Sea -- Personal narratives
    Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories
    Savannah (Ga.) -- History -- Siege, 1864
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans
    Diaries -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    Family papers -- Ohio
    Letters (correspondence) -- Ohio
    Personal papers -- Ohio
    United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 105th (1862-1865)