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Edwin R. Osband diaries

 Collection
Identifier: c-00136
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three diaries (1861-1864) of Edwin R. Osband of Wayne County, Michigan, kept during his service in the Civil War.The diary entries express alarm at the "profanity and wickedness" among the soldiers (December 23, 1861), describe exorbitant prices in Nashville (February, 1862), and predict that "the war will not be of long duration" (January 9, 1862). There are also comments on a dispute over pay among members of the regiment (1862), and reports on food...
Dates: 1861 - 1866

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  • Subject: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 X
  • Subject: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 X
  • Subject: Diaries X
  • Names: United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century X
  • Names: United States. Army. Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, 1st (1861-1865) X