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Memorandum of Marches of John Durham

Identifier: MS-2164

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John Durham starts a registry of marches in which he participates with his enlistment on August 23, 1861 at Camp Cameron, Harrisburg, Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Numerous places and description of travel are included. He mentions the number of men killed in battle, the scenery, etc. Durham resided in Perry County prior to his enlistment.


  • 1861-1863

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This document describes the Civil War Service of John Durham. He most likely served with the 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry 80th Volunteers, although there are several units whose service records match the marches described.

Biographical/Historical Note

There are several regiments that match the marches described by John Durham. In the following description of the 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry 80th Volunteers, Corporal Henry Fry serves in this regiment. There is a John A. Durham, age 18 living with John and Mary Durham in Perry County Pennsylvania using the Shermansdale, Pennsylvania Post Office in the 1860 Federal Census.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased December 2003.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA