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The Resource Charles Wesley Homsher diary

Charles Wesley Homsher diary

Label
Charles Wesley Homsher diary, 1864-1865
Title
Charles Wesley Homsher diary
Inclusive dates
1864-1865
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains photocopies of extracts from Charles Wesley Homsher's diary titled, "A Few Notes While in Andersonville Prison, Georgia" and the typewritten transcription of the diary entries. The diary relates Homsher's experiences during the Civil War from the time of his capture on July 31, 1864 at Clinton, Georgia until his release and discharge from military service in June, 1865. Also included are informational handouts from the Andersonville Prison Park - National Cemetery that relate the history of Andersonville
Biographical or historical data
Charles Wesley Homsher was born on February 27, 1839 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to John and Mary Coons Homsher. Mr. Homsher was a private in Company H, 5th Cavalry, 90th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers during the United States Civil War. He was captured in July, 1864 and held prisoner for 9 months at Andersonville Prison in Georgia. After the war, he moved back to Lancaster County. He married Ella Baughman (1850-1903) of Philadelphia and they had five children. He died of a work-related accident on September 24, 1893.Sources:Information found within collection.Ancestry.com. "Charles W. Homsher." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 13, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Chas W. Homsher." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915. Accessed October 13, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Ella R. Homsher." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 13, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Meginness, John Franklin. Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Containing Biological and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Many of the Early Settlers. Chicago: J.H. Beers, 1903.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homsher, Charles Wesley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Andersonville Prison
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Charles Wesley Homsher diary
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2243
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/10/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/14 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20472477
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation on 1969/07/30.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935341936
  • (OCoLC)935341936
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Charles Wesley Homsher diary
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2243
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/10/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/14 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20472477
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation on 1969/07/30.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935341936
  • (OCoLC)935341936
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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