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Abstract Robert Moore of Kewanee, Illinois used this diary to record his experiences as a Private with the 124th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. His account begins when he enlists in the regiment on 1862 August 14 and goes on to describe the unit's movement from Illinois to Jackson, Tennessee and Corinth, Mississippi. Moore notes that they served under General John A. Logan's division of the Army of the Tennessee and mentions many of their responsibilities, including guarding the railroads,...
Dates: 1862 August 14-1864 January 9