Monthly Archives: September 2011

Back Home Again in Indiana

On July 27, 1861, the Indianapolis Journal reported the following about the return of the Eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry to their home state following their three-month tour of duty.¬† In those ninety days, my great-great grandfather L.K. Harris had experienced … Continue reading

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A Three Month Tour

When the Civil War started, no one could foresee how long it would last. ¬†President Lincoln initially called for volunteers to enlist for 90 days, since that was the longest amount of time that state militia could be federalized according … Continue reading

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