Valentine Thuma diary, 1861
- Thuma, Valentine, 1838-1890
Valentine Thuma (b. 1838) served in the 8th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. His diary (1861) describes the Battle of Rich Mountain Pass, and other skirmishes near Beverly, West Virginia. The diary also includes his portrait and introductory comments. Thuma hand transcribed the diary into a new book to share with family and friends. He omitted entries concerning training camp in Indiana.
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