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Henry Mosler's Civil War Diary

The diary contains records of sketches Mosler made for Harper's Weekly, a narrative of his activities during 1862, and more

Henry Mosler (1841–1920) kept a diary in October 1862. In it, he recorded observations about his service as an illustrator for Harper’s Weekly and an aide-de-camp to General R. W. Johnson of the Ninth Indiana Volunteer Regiment. This was Mosler’s first professional position as an artist. During this period, he wrote about his time with the troops: their movements, encampments, and encounters.

This digital exhibition presents and interprets Mosler's Civil War diary. Visitors can read his writing, examine published illustrations, mark events of his life on the timeline, and explore selected diary entries in greater depth in highlights.