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This diary was written by Henry Isely, a member of Company C, Sixty-seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted in 1862 as a private and served over three years. Isely tells about the capture of Morris Island, the charge on Fort Wagner, and the siege of Fort Sumter. After the attack at Fort Wagner, Isely developed typhoid fever and was in a field hospital on Morris Island for six weeks. He describes his physical problems resulting from typhoid. Isely recovered and rejoined his company. He participated in many battles and in the end, witnessed the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. Isely was mustered out at Richmond on October 16, 1865. In 1870, he moved to Brown County, Kansas, where he bought farm land. In addition to farming, he became involved in politics and, in 1872, he was elected Township Clerk of Walnut Township, Brown County, Kansas. In 1873, he was elected County Clerk of Brown County and reelected in 1875 and 1877. Isely ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 1882 and was elected by a sixty vote majority. In 1883, he was elected to the Kansas Senate.

Date: 1863

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Henry Isely diary - Front Cover

Item Number: 216633
Call Number: 2010-038.01
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216633

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