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Four Year's Relics Volume 2
Description: Volume 2 of "Four Year's Relics" from the papers of Henry Otis Dwight, consisting of original drawings, documents, maps, and a partial narrative of 1st Lieut. Dwight's service in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry 20th Regiment. The drawings and narrative depict camp life and fellow officers during the Civil War. Henry Otis Dwight was born in Constantinople, Turkey, to missionary parents. He traveled to the United States to attend college at Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio, and while there in September 1861 enlisted as a private in Delaware's "Lenape Greys" (subsequently mustered as Company D, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry). He rose through the ranks to brevetted Captain before mustering out in July 1865. For four years of campaiging with Union armies in the west, he made notes and sketched. In November 1864, Harper's Magazine published an account he wrote on the Atlanta campaign. After the war he married and then returned to Turkey where he had a long and distinguished career as a missionary and author. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Page1
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Places: Delaware (Ohio); Delaware County (Ohio)