John H. Simpson Diaries, 1857-1871

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Title: John H. Simpson Diaries
Inclusive Dates: 1857-1871

  • Simpson, John Hemphill, 1834-1914
Call Number: Mss 153

Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Typescript copies of short-entry diaries, 1857, 1862-1863, 1866-1867, and 1870-1871, of John H. Simpson, a Civil War chaplain of South Carolina troops, especially the 6th, 17th, and 23rd regiments. Includes descriptions of the battles of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Gaines Mill, and Malvern Hill; camp life and Simpson's work on behalf of the soldiers; Southern attitudes towards Reconstruction, Radical Republicans, President Johnson, and the 4th of July; daily life, including music and reading, his courtship and marriage, and his 24-year pastorate of the New Lebanon Church, Greenbriar Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Monroe County, West Virginia; and his brother Isaiah's dental practice. Lists of Civil War songs and personal expense records are also present.

Language: English

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