Edward Wasmuth diary, 1865.

Creator: Wasmuth, Edward, fl. 1865.
Collection number: 3571-z
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Abstract: Diary, 4 April-19 May 1865, of the Rev. Edward Wasmuth, an Illinois Methodist minister who worked as an agent of the U.S. Christian Commission among soldiers and black and white residents of Memphis and other locations in Tennessee. The diary was kept in a book of instructions to Commission agents. In the diary, Wasmuth described prayer meetings, hospital visits, sermons, the distribution of books and pamphlets, conversations with southerners and soldiers, and tales he heard of the Civil War and slavery.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The diary records conversations with southerners and soldiers concerning the Civil War and slavery.