Edwin D. Rodgers papers

Abstract

The Edwin D. Rodgers papers (dated 1851-1863; 0.3 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of diaries, a letter, a powder horn, and 2 photographs documenting life for Rodgers immediately prior to and during the Civil War.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edwin D. Rodgers papers
Extent
0.3 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Perryville, Battle of, Perryville, Ky., 1862
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Courtney N. Murphy
Preferred Citation
2008ms018: [identification of item], Edwin D. Rodgers papers, 1851-1863, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Edwin D. Rodgers [born c. 1841] spent most of his life in Minnesota working as a blacksmith. Prior to the Civil War, he lived near Freeborn, Minnesota; as of the 1880 United States Federal Census Rodgers lived in Wells, Faribault, Minnesota.
Scope and Content
The Edwin D. Rodgers papers (dated 1851-1863; 0.3 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of diaries, a letter, a powder horn, and 2 photographs documenting life for Rodgers immediately prior to and during the Civil War. The diaries discuss farming, the weather, Rodgers' mustering into the army in 1862, camp life, marches in Tennessee and Kentucky, and various battles. The diaries describe chasing General Braxton Bragg's Army, the battle of Perryville, and the Battle of Murfreesboro. Rodgers' letter to his mother mentions attempts by soldiers to leave the army through self-harm. The photographs are unidentified.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Diary, 1851

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Diary, 1860 January 1-1863 April 19

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Diary, 1862 February 15-1862 December

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Edwin D. Rodgers, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, letter to his mother, 1862 April 19

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Pocket diary, 1863

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Powder horn, undated

  • Box 2, item 1
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Unidentified woman tintype, undated

  • Box 2, item 2
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Unidentified women daguerreotype, undated

  • Box 2, item 3
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