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This collection consists of a scanned copy of the diary of C. F. Ropes, a Union soldier with the Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and a copy of a publication titled “Civil War Diary of C. F. Ropes, 38th/34th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Co. “H”, 1865” compiled, annotated, and edited by Karen N. Cartwright Nance. The diary covers the period from January to September 1865, and takes place mostly in the Gulf area between Galveston, Texas, and Pensacola, Florida. The publication, in addition to a transcription, includes a schedule and map of C. F. Ropes movements, as well as an index of subjects and places mentioned. Due to the scanned nature of the copy, legibility is limited. The publication aids in legibility. The original diary is believed to be located at the Madie Carroll House in Cabell County, West Virginia.


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