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The Chisholm papers include letters to friends and family members, mostly to his father, where he recounts interesting anecdotes of his war experiences and his thoughts on the Lincoln election and later assassination. There is a list of friends and soldiers who died in the war created by Daniel and his brother Alex, and a journal of Daniel’s which covers the fighting from November 8, 1864 to Lee’s surrender in April 1865. He comments on the action at Hatcher’s Run, Fort Stedman, White Oak Road, and Lynchburg Road Bridge. He also mentions General Humphrey’s taking command of the Second Corps, daily camp life and picketing, and the execution of deserters.

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Publication Date

July 2001


Civil War, 116th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Battle of the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Reams Station, Petersburg, Pension


History | Military History | United States History

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Finding Aid

MS-028: Papers of Daniel Chisholm, Co. K 116th PA, Civil War