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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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The Fog of War

When L.K. Harris and the 8th Indiana first went into battle, they almost immediately found themselves in the fog of war. In early July 1861, Generals McClellan and Rosencrans had decided to coordinate an attack on Rebels who were camped … Continue reading

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Who is L.K. Harris?

Lewis Kinsey (L.K.) Harris is my great-great grandfather.¬† His life story is told in a brief biography that probably functioned as an obituary upon his death in 1918: Lewis Kinsey Harris was born at South Bend, Indiana, May 16th, 1838. … Continue reading

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