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O Captain, My Captain

L.K. Harris served his first three months in the Civil War under a man named Mayberry M. Lacey. ¬†After his three-month service in the 8th Indiana Infantry, Captain Lacey became Adjutant in the 69th Indiana Infantry and served with L.K. … 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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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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