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James A. Henderson Papers

Identifier: MSS-0662

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the typescript of a paper entitled "The Private Scribblings of Jas. A. Henderson, Co. C. 12th Iowa V. V. Infantry, Centre, Ala. - Dec. 1, 1865." Henderson was apparently attached to the Assistant Provost Marshal's office in Centre, Alabama, after the Civil War. The first four pages begin as a simple diary but changes into an unfinished short story of patriotism, heroism, jealousy, and love, that takes place during the war and where the young protagonist was set upon by all possible ills and troubles in his quest to win the hand of the girl he loves.


  • 1865-12-1 - 1865-12-4


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Biographical / Historical

James A. Henderson was from Iowa and served in the Twelveth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.


0.02 Linear Feet (1 item; 22 pages, typescript)

Language of Materials



Writings of James A. Henderson of the Twelveth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment while stationed at Centre, Alabama, in December 1865.


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Processed by S. M. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Guide to James A. Henderson papers
December 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266