"A Rough Introduction to this Sunny Land": The Civil War Diary of Private Henry A. Strong, Co. K, Twelfth Kansas Infantry

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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Central Arkansas Library System, 2006 - History - 96 pages
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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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Tom Wing is an assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and executive director of the Drennen-Scott Historic Site, a nationally significant property that will be used as a training center for history students and as a public museum. Wing was instrumental in helping to secure the U.S. Marshals Museum for Fort Smith. He lives in Cedarville, Arkansas.

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