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Nathan Newsom diary
Description: Narrative account entitled "A Short summary of a journey, taken by volunteers from Gallia County; for the purpose of destroying Indians and the invasion of Canada," written by Nathan Newsom. Newsom was an orderly sergeant in Captain Calvin Shepard's company from Gallia County, Ohio, during the War of 1812. This volume conveys conditions experienced by soldiers during the war, including low pay, shortages of food and clothing, low morale, and severe weather conditions. Newsom also describes the cooperation of the army with friendly Indians and the disciplinary measures taken for desertion and other offenses. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: VOL516_001
Subjects: Ohio--History, Military--19th century; War of 1812--Campaign; Military life; Soldiers--Ohio;
Places: Gallia County (Ohio)