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Harrison Kerr drawings
Description: Two pages of undated sketches and notes by Harrison Kerr. The first page shows a train on the tracks and a train accident or explosion, while the second shows a perched bird with large tail feathers. 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_B01F14_02_01
Subjects: Drawings (visual works); Illustration; Trains; Railroad accidents; Birds
Places: North Georgetown (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio);