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Graves, Abraham D., 1826-1907



  • Existence: 1826 - 1907


Abraham D. Graves was a schoolteacher and farmer whose family settled in the DeKalb County area in Illinois. Graves kept diaries, most with daily entries, during the years 1847-1907. Although he reported for service when Illinois volunteers were drafted, he was not selected.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

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