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Jacob H. Mechling diary

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1029

Scope and Contents

Mechling's diary gives account of each day for the 126th Illinois, including camp life, different regiments they come in contact with, rumors heard, generals who pass through, the sick, the dead, sights he sees, and war activities. In the back has recipes for several puddings and cakes.


  • Created: January 1 - November 9, 1863


Biographical / Historical

Sergeant and Quartermaster Sergeant in Company I, 126th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Serving in Tennessee during this time.


1 Volumes ; 15 x 9 centimeters

Language of Materials