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1854-1867
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1854-1867
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eng
Summary
Transcripts of the papers, 1854-1867, of John Price Kepner of Chester County, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., consisting of correspondence and a diary. The correspondence covers Kepner's education in Berks County, Pennsylvania, public schools, and Bryant and Stratton's Mercantile College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; his military service during the Civil War as a medical clerk in Company I, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, including details of his unit's movements, 1861-1864; and his work as a clerk in the surgeon general's office after the war. The letters also contain personal and family news. Kepner's diary describes his furlough home in February-March 1864; and details his military service as a clerk and his movements with the army in both eastern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley during that same year
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Biographical or historical data
John Price Kepner was born 18 October 1840 in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, to Solomon Kepner and Eliza Ellis Kepner. While a child, he and his family moved to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Kepner attended Berks County, Pennsylvania schools, then attended Bryant and Stratton's Mercantile College. When the Civil War began, Kepner enlisted in the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry 31 October 1861 and remustered into service 1 January 1864. Honorably discharged 2 September 1864, Kepner reenlisted as a hospital steward in the United States Army 3 September 1864 and served until honorably discharged 1 April 1867. He then accepted the position of chief clerk in the statistical subdivision of the Surgeon General's office in the War Department, where he worked until his death. He married Augusta T. Massey (1845-1888) of Baltimore, Maryland, and they had two children. Kepner died 13 September 1881.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
47
Immediate source of acquisition
Ergood, Allen M.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000500489
Type of unit
leaves.

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