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Prepared by Kyler Andrew Culver, October 15, 2003; Last Updated: May 2020
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1865
Extent: .33 cubic foot (1 document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Biographical Note: Sylvester Daman entered Federal service in 1862 from Granger Township in Medina County, Ohio. He served with compnay I of the 103rd OVI until his discharge at Raleigh, NC on June 12, 1865. The 103rd OVI was composed of men from Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina counties. It saw major action at Knoxville, the approach to Atlanta, and around Nashville.
Scope and Content: This collection contains around two dozen letters and two diaries that document the war experience of this soldier. The letters are mostly to Daman's wife Almira and son Frank; such is the case with all the letters as listed in the inventory below except where otherwise noted. The diaries, with daily entries, cover the period from October 1862 to June 1864. Some supplementary materials explain the history of the collection and of the regiment in detail.
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