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King, Sherwin Warren, 1839-1863



  • Existence: 1839 - 1863


Sherwin Warren King was born on December 21, 1839, in Warrenville, Illinois, and died at the Battle of Chickamauga Creek on September 21, 1863. He was a sergeant in Company K, 42nd Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers. The S.W. King Collection (LXXXII) consists mainly of family letters from 1861-1863, his journals for this period, and some history about the King family. It also includes a National Park Service handbook for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga battlefields. A register to the collection describes holdings in detail.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Archival Collections - U.S. Civil War Era

Identifier: MS62 MS86

The McCormick Library has several collections that contain correspondence, diaries, and other materials related to the Civil War era. Some materials describe the experiences of soldiers during the war, or who served in the territories; others document the “home front” trials and anxieties, and some provide reflections or analysis after the war.

Dates: 1837-1907

Sherwin Warren King Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS82

Collection consists of the papers of Sherwin Warren King from his service as a sergeant in Company K, 42nd Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers during the American Civil War, as well as some papers from King's family and relatives. Collection dates from 1861 to 1942.

Dates: 1861-1942

Additional filters:

United States--Armed Forces 1
United States--Politics and government--1861-1865 1