Creator

Date Original

1862-1863

Description

This collection contains a diary kept by George McDonald of the 4th Iowa Cavalry and an encased tintype photograph of McDonald in his military uniform. The diary gives a detailed account of McDonald's daily activity during his military service.

Biographical/Historical Note

George McDonald (1845-1865) of Leon, Iowa enlisted as a Private in Company B, 4th Iowa Cavalry on Aug 21, 1863. He later transferred to Company G, 4th Iowa Cavalry. He was wounded in action on November 12, 1864, near Cane Hill, Arkansas, and taken prisoner by Confederate guerrillas. He returned to his unit, and was later discharged with the rest of his company on August 8, 1865, in Atlanta. McDonald died from his wounds on September 23, 1865.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Iowa

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0173.0015

Resource Type

Text

Collection

George McDonald photograph and diary, SMC.0173.0015

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George McDonald photograph and diary, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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