Daniel Fegan diaries

Collection
Part of: Lebanon County Military Collection > LCMC Civil War > Daniel Fegan diaries
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Repository
Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042
Material Type
Manuscripts
Date
1862 – 1863 Inclusive date(s)
Extent
2.00
Extent Units
volumes
Creators
Fegan, Daniel ()
Administrative/Biographical History
Daniel Fegan was born in Annville, Pa. on December 30, 1836 and was the tenth child of Daniel and Magdelina Fegan. He attended the Annville Academy in 1850-1852, worked as a cabinetmaker and served as sheriff of Lebanon County from 1852-1855. Fegan enlisted as a corporal in the 93rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company K on October 21, 1861. He was wounded at the Battle of Fair Oaks on May 31, 1862 and discharged from service on a surgeon's certificate in August. Fegan reenlisted as a volunteer for the 173rd Pennsylvania Drafted Militia and served as first sergeant of Company C from October 1862 to August 1863. After his military service, Daniel Fegan became a farmer in Lebanon and Schuykill Counties, married and raised a family of ten children. Fegan died September 4, 1914 and is buried in Walmer's Church cemetery in East Hanover Township, Lebanon County.
Scope and Content
The two volumes contain entries made by Fegan during his military service in 1862 and 1863. The first volume spans 1862 with no entries from July-November during which time Fegan recovered from wounds received at the Battle of Fair Oaks. The second volume continues in 1863 and ends when Fegan mustered out of service in August.
Existence and Location of Originals
Transcripts of the diaries with an introduction and bibliographical references were published as: Shay, Ralph S., ed., "The Diaries of Daniel Fegan, Jr., 1862-1863," Proceedings of the Lebanon County Historical Society. Vol. XIII, no. 4 (1962).
Subjects
Diaries, Diaries, Personal narratives