Samuel D. Risley Papers
Scope and Contents
In addition there are three diaries Samuel kept during the war offering more details of his service, plus a number of very interesting pieces of ephemera, including newspaper clippings, an important manuscript view drawn by Samuel delineating the 20th’s encampment in New Orleans, a very rare copy of the Freeman’s Champion printed in Houston, Texas, June 26, 1865, a soldier’s manuscript poem written in camp near Falmouth, Virginia, in 1863, and various other pieces of Risley family genealogy including genealogies and reunion booklets from 1890 and 1904.
- Majority of material found within 1862 - 1865
- Risley, John S. (Author, Person)
Biographical / Historical
John P. Risley, Samuel's younger brother, was born in 1846, and was also in the Twentieth Iowa Regiment.
1 Linear Feet (204 letters, three diaries, June 26, 1865 issue of Freeman's Champion, and various pieces of poetry and family genealogy)
Language of Materials
- Guide to the Samuel D. Risley Papers
- July 2015
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