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Aaron D. Riker Civil War journal (M341)

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Title:
Aaron D. Riker Civil War journal
Creator - Author:
Riker, Aaron D., (Aaron Denton), 1830-1914
ID:
M341
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1861-1865
Date [inclusive]:
1861-2015
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Civil War journal of Aaron Denton Riker (July 19, 1830-July 25, 1914) who served in the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Riker's Civil War journal (circa 1861-1864) describes skirmishes, battles, and places including Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Harper's Ferry, Gettysburg, and Sherman's march on Atlanta.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note:

Gift of Craig P. Snapp, 2017.

Preferred Citation note:

Aaron D. Riker Civil War Journal, George J. Mitchell Dept. of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

Aaron Denton Riker (July 19, 1830-July 25, 1914) was born and spent most of his life in Ohio. He served in the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

Aaron D. Riker's Civil War journal (circa 1861-1864) describing his wartime experiences in Virginia and other locales. Riker writes in detail about the course of the war and his feelings about the conflict; he describes skirmishes, battles, and places including Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Harper's Ferry, and Gettysburg. Riker also describes marching on Atlanta with General Sherman and portrays the burning of Atlanta. Supporting materials include a photocopy and partial transcription of the journal, genealogy charts, newspaper clippings about Riker's journal, digital files of all donated materials, and a digital copy of Riker's 1852 journal detailing his trip from Ohio to California during the gold rush (original at Bancroft library).

Box 1 Folder 1

Biographical materials (copies)

Box 1 Folder 2

Copy of Civil War journal (printed from digital files)

Box 1 Folder 3
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