Urban Baldwin Diary
S 59
2 folders

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Reprocessed by: Benjamin Clark, October 2005

Biographical Note:

Urban Baldwin was born circa 1830; the historical record conflicts about his place of birth, but it was either Indiana or North Carolina. Baldwin fought for the Union Army in the Civil War, serving in the 69th Indiana Regiment, Company E. He enlisted in 1862 as a private and was discharged in 1865 at the same rank. Baldwin lived and worked as a farmer with his wife and children in Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana. His wife filed to receive his soldier’s pension in the state of Maryland in 1889, so it is likely that he died sometime in the late 1880s.

Ancestry Library. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. 20 Oct. 2005 <http://search.ancestrylibrary.com>.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection includes the original handwritten journal as well as a typed transcript version of Urban Baldwin’s experiences fighting for the Union Army during the Civil War. The diary spans the spring and part of the summer of 1865. Baldwin records much about army camp life and details of skirmishes and small battles.

Box and Folder or Item Listing:

1. Diary, 1865 Mar-July
2. Transcript of diary, 1865 Mar.-July

Collection Information:

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2 folders

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Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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