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|Abstract||The collection contains two diaries kept by Union solider Isaac O. Shelby while he served in the 25th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and three carte des visites portraits of him. Diary entries describe his regiment's involvement in the siege of Vicksburg; the Battle of Chattanooga; the siege of Atlanta; the Battle of Bentonville, and the surrender at Bennett Place.|
|Creator||Shelby, Isaac O.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Isaac O. Shelby was born around 1841 and lived in Mount Pleasant, Ind. On 21 August 1862, when he was twenty-one years old, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 25th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Shelby died in Ft. Concho, Tex., on 9 August 1883. He is buried in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Des Moines County, Iowa.Back to Top
Two diaries and three cartes des visites photographs of Union soldier Isaac O. Shelby. The first diary covers 1 December 1862 to 26 November 1863; the second diary covers 1864 to April 1865. He wrote about his regiment's involvement in the siege of Vicksburg; the Battle of Chattanooga; the siege of Atlanta; the Battle of Bentonville, and the surrender at Bennett Place.Back to Top
|Image Folder PF-5674/1||
Portraits of Isaac O. Shelby, 1862, 1865, and 1871. #05674-z, Series: "Isaac O. Shelby Diaries and Photographs, 1862-1871." PF-5674/1
Three carte de visites.
Processed by: Southern Historical Collection and Technical Services staff, January 2016
Encoded by: Jackie Dean, January 2016Back to Top