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William R. McMahan Collection Finding Aid

dc.contributor.otherJean and Alexander Heard Library. Special Collections and University Archives
dc.descriptionFinding aid for a collection. Collection description: A handwritten diary kept from 1861 to 1865, a transcript of the diary, and a published book, History of the Fifty-Eight Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry, by John J. Hight (1895). The diary describes military life and various Civil War campaigns, such as Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Atlanta. William R. McMahan was born in 1843 in Indiana. He enlisted as a private for service in the 58th Volunteer Infantry on Sept. 10, 1861. At war's end he was discharged as a first lieutenant. He studied medicine and in 1868 graduated from Rush Medical College of Chicago. He was a faculty member of Evansville Medical College from 1882-1884.en_US
dc.format.extent1 document (2 pages)en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJean and Alexander Heard Libraryen_US
dc.subjectMcMahan, William R., b. 1843 -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshSoldiers -- Indiana -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Army -- Officers -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Army -- Indiana Infantry Regiment, 58th (1861-1865) -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhysicians -- Indiana -- Archivesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives -- Archival resourcesen_US
dc.titleWilliam R. McMahan Collection Finding Aiden_US
dc.typeFinding aid
dc.source.collectionWilliam R. McMahan Collection. Vanderbilt University, Special Collections and University Archives. Coll MSS 278.en_US

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