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Abstract The collection includes correspondence and a diary documenting the educational, miltary, and professional life of Ira Batterton, a union soldier who was also a newspaper editor. Batterton served in the 8th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War and was later editor and publisher of the Vicksburg Daily Herald.
Dates: Created: 1848-1894; Other: Majority of material found in 1861-1865
Found in: Manuscript Collection