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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Hosmer, Edwin Newton, 1842 - 1916. Diary, 1865.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 113



Hosmer, Edwin Newton, 1842 - 1916. Diary, 1865. SMHC Manuscript Collection 113. 2 folders.

Abstract:

This collection contains the personal diary of Edwin Newton Hosmer. The diary contains information regarding Hosmer's activities during his military enlistment in the Civil War with Company D, 1st Battalion, Minnesota Infantry in 1865. Hosmer described his experiences and opinions about the war and his absence from home. In addition, he wrote about his train and boat travels during his enlistment along with his experiences in victory parades. The diary ends with his muster out exercises in July 1865.

Biographical Note:

Edwin Newton Hosmer was born at Logansport, Indiana in 1842. The Hosmer family moved to Watertown, Minnesota between 1857 and 1865. In March 1865, he enlisted in the Union army, and on 14 March, he was mustered into the Company D, 1st Battalion, Minnesota Infantry. He remained in the military until July 1865. Hosmer died on 3 June 1916 in Lamberton, Minnesota.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Hosmer, Edwin Newton, 1842 - 1916. Diary, 1865. SMHC Manuscript Collection 113, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Delancy W. Cantine donated this collection in June 1967.

Processed By:

Dr. William E. Lass processed this collection in February 1974. Finding aid revised by Jeff A. Jenson October 2001.

Related Collections:

Dickey, Edgar Van Buren, 1841-1925. Letters, 11 October 1861-2 July 1865. SMHC Manuscript Collection 127, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Parsons, James D. "I Tell You It Seems Like War", Compilation, 1980. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1335, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Smith, Benjamin F., 1811-1892. Military Record Book, 1862-1865. SMHC Manuscript Collection 150, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

SMHC Manuscript Collection 113

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Diary, photocopy, 4 March – 27 July, 1865

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Diary, transcription, 4 March – 27 July, 1865

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