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The Henry N. Bemis collection consists primarily of two diaries kept by Bemis during the Civil War. The first diary runs from July 17th, 1862 to March 14th, 1864 while the second diary runs from March 17th 1864 to July 4th 1864. Both diaries contain frequent entries detailing the events of each day. Also included in the collection are two tintypes, a photograph, and Bemis’ discharge from service. The two tintypes are most likely images of Bemis and his wife, Georgia A. Bemis.

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Publication Date

September 2004


Civil War, Wartime Diaries, 15th Massachusetts, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Union Army


History | Military History | United States History

MS-060: Henry N. Bemis Diaries