"A rough introduction to this sunny land": the Civil War diary of Private Henry A. Strong, Co. K, Twelfth Kansas Infantry
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Central Arkansas Library System, Nov 1, 2007 - History - 96 pages
This diary provides a rare record of the experiences and observations of a western Federal infantryman. It covers his enlistment in 1862; duty in southwest Missouri, the Indian Territory, and Arkansas; and the Camden Expedition. He describes Confederate guerrilla operations, the executions of bushwhackers, and aspects of civilian life.
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2nd Kansas Adjutant April Arkansas River Army arrived artillery Battle of Jenkins boat boys brigadier Buren bushwhackers Camden Expedition Capt captured Civil cold colonel command commissioned Confederate Creek Crossed December diary duty early this morning enlisted August escort February fired foraging trip Friday Garrison Gibson going Ibid Indian Territory J. R. Williams January joined the regiment July Kansas Cavalry Kansas Colored killed last night Little Rock Marched fifteen miles Marched twelve miles miles and camped Missouri Monday Marched Mound City mountain mustered out June November o'clock October Olathe Ozark Passed Pea Ridge picket Pine Bluff Prairie pretty Price's Price's raid promoted Rained Ralph Moody Rebels Rebs Red River Campaign regiment August regiment June Regt Report road Saturday Scott sent September Sifakis Smith soldiers Staid Stand Watie started Strong Sunday Thursday tonight town train troops Tuesday Twelfth Kansas Infantry wagons Watie weather Wednesday William wounded