By the Dim and Flaring Lamps: The Civil War Diaries of Samuel McIlvaine

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Sgt. Samuel McIlvaine made entries in this Civil War journal during rainstorms, with poor lighting, & sometimes, while seriously ill. His descriptions throughout the journal of soil, crops & farm tools suggest he was a farmer. Other notes portray a devout Christian, who felt a moral imperative to participate in this war. He realized the possible significance of his work by detailing descriptions of common objects such as the cotton gin & of natural phenomena like stalagmites & stalactites. This Sergeant in the 10th Indiana ...

By the Dim and Flaring Lamps: The Civil War Diaries of Samuel McIlvaine 1990, Library Research Associates, Incorporated

ISBN-13: 9780912526461

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