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Collection Number: 03448-z

Collection Title: D. M. Ransdell Diary, 1863-1864.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Abstract D. M. Ransdell was a federal soldier who enlisted at Acton, Ind., and served in the 70th Regiment (state unidentified), the 102nd and 105th Illinois regiments, and the 79th Ohio. Ransdell's Company was partly mounted and was engaged in scouting, guarding railroad tracks and bridges, and impressing horses and provisions in Sumner and Rutherford counties, Nashville, and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. The collection is Ransdell's diary, 1863-1864. Diary entries describe equipment, camp life, and weather, and mention drills, scouting, and foraging expeditions, prisoners brought in, other members of Ransdell's unit, and threats from local Confederate activities.
Creator Ransdell, D. M., fl. 1863-1864.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the D. M. Ransdell Diary, #3448-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase 1959
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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D. M. Ransdell was a federal soldier who enlisted at Acton, Ind., and served in the 70th Regiment (state unidentified), the 102nd and 105th Illinois regiments, and the 79th Ohio. Ransdell's Company was partly mounted and was engaged in scouting, guarding railroad tracks and bridges, and impressing horses and provisions in Sumner and Rutherford counties, Nashville, and Lookout Mountain, Tenn.

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The collection is Ransdell's diary, 1863-1864. Diary entries describe equipment, camp life, and weather, and mention drills, scouting, and foraging expeditions, prisoners brought in, other members of Ransdell's unit, and threats from local Confederate activities.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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