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Jacob R. Muhleman diary

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1086

Scope and Contents

Diary kept while prisoner, is quite hopeful with references to rumors of exchange, and his continued faith in God. Also discusses the severity of conditions, lack of food, poor sanitation, work, weather and death of others due to illness or accident. Recounts rumors they hear of war activity. Describes his trip to Annapolis for the exchange and his days there waiting for his leave of absence to come through and his feelings of freedom. Also has study notes, some text written in French and addresses of othe soldiers. Photocopies of letters re: promotion for Muhleman, signed by General Palmer.


  • Created: September 1864 - March 1865


Biographical / Historical

Adjutant on staff of General John M. Palmer of the 14th Illinois Infantry, who was held as prisoner of war in Georgia then moved to South Carolina. Released in prisoner exchange in March 1865.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 25 pages

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