: Addendum to a letter written by Harrison Kerr, likely to his parents from Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, ca. 1862. He writes about men returning to camp, jokes about a fellow soldier named George Hainz, and mentions his brother, Ezra.
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.
: MSS1140_B01F08_03_01 Subjects
: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Camp Chase (Ohio); Soldiers--Correspondence; Military encampments; Military life; Places
: North Georgetown (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio);