Isaac Harris Diary, U.S. Sanitary Commission

Isaac Harris Diary, U.S. Sanitary Commission
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June 12 - July 18, 1863

This transcript of a portion of the diary Isaac Harris contains entries from mid-June through mid-July 1863 largely related to the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania. Harris, who serves with the U.S. Sanitary Commission, visits Carlisle and Dickinson College on July 7 to analyze the supply situation. Harris notes that he "walked into town through a drenching rain to the Hospital which was located in Dickinson College" and "learned what [medical supplies] they needed." In addition, Harris describes the Confederate shelling of Carlisle and how Carlisle residents were reacting to news about the Battle of Gettysburg. Other portions of the diary detail his movements throughout Pennsylvania during the summer.

A complete copy of the diary transcript, with entries from June 12 through September 25, 1863, is maintained at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

Gift of Caroline Harris Baldwin