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Edward F. Reid diaries

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1255

Scope and Contents

Diaries kept, Jan. 26-Dec. 26, 1861, Jan. 1-Dec. 6, 1863 and Feb. 9-Nov.4, 1865. Brief listings about day's activities, people he interacts with, and regimental activities. Occasionally refers to books he is reading. Last entry, Nov. 4, 1865 states he is leaving Columbus for Vicksburg to muster out. Includes an 1869 letter from James McCosh at Princeton re: "intuitions", "metaphysics" and his students who are teaching at Belfast and Derry.


  • Created: 1861 - 1869
  • Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865


Biographical / Historical

Born in Scotland, settled in Indiana, served with the 3rd Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War and thought to have acted as a spy in Alabama after joining the 13th Indiana Cavalry as a Lieutenant in 1864. After the war, became a professor of ancient languages, teaching at Iberia College in Ohio and then in Monmouth, Illinois.


3 Volumes ; 16 cm or smaller

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