Henry A. Peirce [RG4526.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG4526.AM:  Henry A. Peirce, 1829-1898

Diary, etc.:  1863
Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska:  Soldier
Size:  0.1 cu.ft.; 4 folders

BACKGROUND NOTE

Henry A. Peirce was born in New York on May 15, 1829.  In 1862 he enlisted in Company K, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry and was mustered out in 1863 as a corporal.  He spent his period of service fighting the Sioux in Nebraska and South Dakota.  Henry A. Peirce died on April 13, 1898 and is buried in Ridge Cemetery at Fremont, Nebraska, with his wife, Alicia.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of four folders of materials relating to Henry A. Peirce and his military service.  The diary relates to the 1863 campaign against the Sioux and contains remarks on the march and in battle.  There is some conflict between dates in the diary and dates of service taken from the Adjutant General roster of 1871 as recorded in Andreas' History of Nebraska.

INVENTORY

Folder

  1. Diary, 1863
  2. Diary typescript (by Peirce’s son, Charles)
  3. Roster of Co. K, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry (2 copies)
  4. Miscellaneous

 

Subject headings:

Dakota Indians -- Wars
Indians of North America -- Wars
Nebraska. Militia
United States. Army. Nebraska Cavalry Regiment, 2nd

 

WFS/HEK/js         09-09-1965
AIP/lm                 08-02-1984
nd                       07-17-1997

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