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Johnson W. Culp Diary,1862-1863

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Johnson W. Culp Diary




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Johnson W. Culp Diary, 1862-1863, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


1 v. (107 p. )

Scope and Content

Culp served as a private in Company G, 87th Infantry Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers, from 12 August 1862 until 30 July 1863, when he was discharged for disability. He enlisted as a musician from LaPorte, Indiana "but carried a gun in preference to a drum." Includes anecdotes about camp life in Indiana and Kentucky, troop movements, forced marches, encounters with General John Hunt Morgan's men, guarding railroads and bridges in Indiana, foraging for food, and observations of events in Louisville. He also describes a blockade of the Ohio River by "the Johnnies," the killing of William Nelson at the Galt House, the Battle of Perryville, guarding prisoners, burial of bodies, picket duty at Salt River and other locations, a visit to Mammoth Cave for water, and treatment of his ailments at Kentucky, Indiana and Chicago hospitals. The diary also lists officers and men of his unit with an alphabetical roster of his company, and what happened to each man according to Culp's knowledge. This diary is a copy made by Culp from the original, ca. 1880


  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
  • Morgan, Daniel Hunt, 1825-1864.
  • Nelson, William, 1825-1862-- Death and burial.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Personal narratives.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
  • United States.-- Army.-- Indiana Infantry Regiment, 87th (1862-1865)

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