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"Short Account of the Experiences of Edward Mitchell Whaley"

Identifier: MS-0172
Abstract E. M. Whaley begins this memoir with a description of his early life, his study in Vevey, Switzerland (from whence he ran away) and in Heidelberg, Germany, and his return to the U.S. He goes on to recount obtaining a position on Governor F. W. Pickens' staff, his return to Germany, his service with the Westphalian Corps (during which time he fought ten duels), and his return to America to serve with the Charleston Light Dragoons (C.S.A.) and the 1st South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.) during...
Dates: 1909 September 8

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  • Subject: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate. X
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  • Subject: Vevey (Switzerland) -- Description and travel. X