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John Obreiter Civil War Papers

Identifier: 003-MS 5
Correspondence (1901-1913), diary (1861-1863), manuscript, records and photographs. Consists of correspondence relating to the erection and dedication of a monument for the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment at the Shiloh National Military Park  and the history of the regiment during the American Civil War. Includes handwritten draft of regimental history (1861-1866), the  diary of John Obreiter (1861-1863), and miscellaneous records and photographs relating to the monument's erection and dedication.


  • 1861-1914


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3.00 boxes

Arrangement Note

Correspondence and diary; Chronological arrangement.

Technical Access Requirements

The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.

Source of Acquisition

H. Frank Eshleman
Method of Acquisition Gift.

Processing Information

Originally cataloged in August 1981 as MS 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7
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Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Renumbered in October 2000.  Diary and History of the 77th Regiment were transcribed in 2004.  Files were given more detailed arrangement in 2004.  Complete inventory of collection completed in September 2009.

Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US