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Scope and Contents Collection consists of two documents from 1865 having to do with Rudolph Helmkamp’s service in 49th Illiois Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. The first is an order of Lieutenant A. F. Taylor (of the Headquarters of District of Western Kentucky) to Sergeant Helmkamp to lead a detail to escort Confederate prisoners of war from Paducah, KY to Nashville, TN. The second document is Helmkamp’s discharge.
Found in: Manuscript Collection