Edward Guerrant autograph book from Johnson's Island and Bible with records of Confederate prisoners, 1863-1865

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edward Guerrant autograph book from Johnson's Island and Bible with records of Confederate prisoners, 1863-1865
Creator
Guerrant, Edward O. (Edward Owings), 1838-1916.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (5 ft.)
Subjects
Guerrant, Edward O. (Edward Owings), 1838-1916.
Physicians.
Soldiers.
Johnson's Island (Ohio)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Autographs
Arrangement
Organized: Autograph book, Bible.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Physician, soldier, minister. Edward Owings Geurrant, a native of Mt. Sterling, Ky, graduated from the Belleville Hospital College in New York City. He served as John Hunt Morgan's adjutant general during the Civil War. After a "miraculous" recovery from a serious illness after the war, he became a minister and went to Appalachia to found missions, churches, schools, orphanages, and medical clinics. His son, Edward Putney Geurrant, founded the Guerrant Mission Clinic Hospital in the 1920's in memory of his father.
Scope and Content
This is a microfilm copy of an autograph book containing the signatures of Confederate soldiers imprisoned on Johnson's Island, and a Bible containing additional records on some of the soldiers.

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