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Entry by Samuel Elliot, December 26, 1864

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1855, detail
Samuel Elliot was a member of the 36th Regiment 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Corps in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was captured during the Battle of Wilderness on May 5-7, 1864 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Elliot’s diary entry on December 26, 1864 described the soldier's arrival home to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the relief he felt upon seeing his friends and family again. (By Brenna McKelvey)


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