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Harrison Kerr drawings
Description: Undated sketches and notes from the collected papers of Harrison Kerr. The first page appears to show an elephant, camel, horse or llama, and several swords and knives. The second page shows multiple trains with humorous riders. The third page shows various tools, a tall figure identified as "the man that picks apples," a fox, a bird, boots, and a cartoon of a man's jacket being tugged by a large bird. 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_01_01
Subjects: Drawings (visual works); Illustration; Trains; Animals; Tools and equipment
Places: North Georgetown (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio);