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Edward Guerrant autograph book from Johnson's Island and Bible with records of Confederate prisoners
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Organized: Autograph book, Bible.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Edward Guerrant autograph book from Johnson's Island and Bible with records of Confederate prisoners, 1863-1865, 1F55M-169, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
1 reel of microfilm (5 ft.)
Physician, soldier, minister. Edward Owings Geurrant, a native of Mt. Sterling, Ky, graduated from the Belleville Hospital College in New York City. He served as John Hunt Morgan's adjutant general during the Civil War. After a "miraculous" recovery from a serious illness after the war, he became a minister and went to Appalachia to found missions, churches, schools, orphanages, and medical clinics. His son, Edward Putney Geurrant, founded the Guerrant Mission Clinic Hospital in the 1920's in memory of his father.
This is a microfilm copy of an autograph book containing the signatures of Confederate soldiers imprisoned on Johnson's Island, and a Bible containing additional records on some of the soldiers.
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