Creator

Date Original

1861-1862

Description

This collection contains the Civil War Diary of Warren Harpin Riggs of Company G, Eleventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteers. Riggs kept his diary between 1861 and 1862.

Biographical/Historical Note

Warren Harpin Riggs was the son of Harpin and Malinda Hanson Riggs in Kirtland Hills, Ohio on October 5, 1837. The Riggs family moved to Iowa where Warren enrolled in Company G, Eleventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteers, United States Army on September 11, 1861. That same day, Riggs married Sarah Rebecca Mahaffy in Henry, Iowa. Riggs was promoted to full hospital steward on July 1, 1863 and discharged October 17, 1864 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Iowa

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.060.001

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Warren Harpin Riggs diary, SMC.060.001

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Warren Harpin Riggs diary, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Disciplines

United States History

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