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Guide to the Samuel Fowler Civil War diary, 1862-1865
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Box 1, Folder 1

Photocopies of newspaper clippings attached in front of joumal mentionedin F/2.1862

Box 1, Folder 2

Handwritten journal in ink, (pp. 13-287). 1862-1864

Physical Description: ca 5x7 inches

Scope and Content Note

(2 newspaper clipings whose photocopies are contained in F/1)
Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper review of the Civil War in 1862 ; receipt for sale of mare; handwritten account of march to Corinth, May 1862

Physical Description: (1 sheet);(1/2 sheet)

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General Van Dorn, General Sterling Price, Camp Reaves
Box 1, Folder 4

Handwritten notes on Siege of Vicksburg, Mar 9 1863 - July 4 1863

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(Generals Green, Bowen, McPherson, Pemberton), (1 sheet). Fowler passes: Aug 17 and 19, September 14, 1863 (3 items). Three seat tickets on Alabama & Mississippi Railroad, August 30, Stept 7, Dec 21, 1863 (3 items). Newspaper clippings: "A Farewell to Pope [July 1863], and prisoner excahange notice, Sept 12, 1863. Letter to Fowler from a distant relative, Nov 1863 (1 sheet)
Box 1, Folder 5

Handwritten note by S.K. Fowler from Camp Chase, Ohio, January 9,1864

Physical Description: (1/2 sheet).

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Note and rations account, January 7 to April 27, 1864 (1 sheet). Letter from S. K. Fowler to friend, March 9, 1864, from Richmond, Virginia. Express receipt, S. K. Fowler, March 29, 1864 (1 sheet). On back, copy of Company Captain's speech to troops, n.d. Note and partial letter, April 13, 1864 (1 item). Letter to S.K. Fowler from brother, D. 1. Fowler, September 8,1864, from Ashley, Missouri, note on back (1 sheet). Partial letter from S/K Fowler, n.d., , partial letter on back, October 20, 1864. List of cash reserves, November 1, 1864 (1/2 sheet). Newspaper clipping showing calendar for 1864.
Box 1, Folder 6

Diary of Hood's Campaign, 1864 (1 sheet). Notes on engagement between General Eakin's and General Cockrell's forces (2 pages), n.d.1864 , n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Order for S.K. Fowler to rejoin his unit, Mobile, Alabama, April 5, 1865 (1 item). Partial letter by S.K. Fowler, written at the request of fellow soldier, April 8, 1865.Apr 5 1865, Apr 8 1865

Box 1, Folder 8

Miscellaneous notes, names, ticket (1887), receipt (1888), list of candidates (Democratic), Knox City, Missouri, n.d.1887, 1888, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

Two handwritten copies of enlistment of Fred M. Betts, in Confederate Anny, Mar 14 1863

Scope and Content Note

assigned to Company H, 2nd' Missouri Infantry Regiment, at Grand Gulf, Mississippi, March 14, 1863.
Box 1, Folder 10

Fabric (wool, navy blue) from Federal uniform [?]n.d.

Box 2

Chapter II, Fowler essay on the Civil War (1 sheet, Ca. 8 x 13 inches). 1861-1862

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Portions of accounts of camplife and' engagements from Pea Ridge, Arkansas, across to Saltillo, Mississippi (4 pages, 10 x 17 inches)