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John A. Curran Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3010

This collection consists of a spiral-bound transcription of an 1864 Civil War diary, written by John A. Curran of the 32nd Iowa Regiment, Co. B. It covers the time period from July 11, 1864, to February 11, 1865. The diary chronicles the soldier’s day-to-day life in the military and contains a first-person account of the struggles of an infantry soldier while in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Missouri, including the Battle of Nashville on December 15-16, 1864.

The transcription also includes an introduction, background, and the contents of the diary with an added map of the Battle of Nashville.

Dates

  • 1864 July 11-1865 February 11

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a transcription of an 1864 Civil War diary, written by John A. Curran of the 32nd Iowa Regiment, Co. B. It covers the time period from July 11, 1864 to February 11, 1865.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Curran was from Forrest City, Iowa, and enlisted in the Civil War on August 18, 1862. He was wounded on April 9, 1864, during the Battle of Pleasant Hill in Louisiana. Curran mustered out on August 24, 1865, in Clinton, Iowa.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection on January 3, 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480