Harrison Kerr letter to parents, January 3, 1862   Save
Harrison Kerr letter to parents, January 3, 1862
Description: Letter from Harrison Kerr to his parents, dated January 3, 1862. Kerr writes from Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, where he is stationed with his unit, describing issues with food in the camp. Harrison Henry Kerr (1839-1901), born in North Georgetown, Ohio, served along with his brother, Ezra, as a private in Company D of the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi, on December 29, 1862., and held for three months before being exchanged and returning to his regiment. He was discharged on January 14, 1865. Following the war, he was married to Elizabeth (Rettig) Kerr. The two lived in Cleveland and had one son, Harrison McKinley Kerr. In 1888, he joined the Memorial Post No. 141, Grand Army of the Republic. He is buried in North Georgetown Cemetery. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1140_B01F08_01_01
Subjects: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Camp Chase (Ohio); Soldiers--Correspondence; Military encampments; Military life;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); North Georgetown (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio)