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Smedley, Edward

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1835 - 1908

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Sharpless Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1111
Overview

Letters, accounts, diaries, and journals of members of the interrelated Sharpless and Kite families, including the papers of Joshua Sharpless (1746/7-1826) and letters of Mary Kite (1792-1861) as well as the papers of Edward G. Smedley, ca. 1836-1908, dealing with his experiences as a conscientious objector during the Civil War, 1863-1866.

Dates: 1748-1875

Edward Smedley diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-073
Overview

Diary of Edward Smedley, written while at the conscript barracks in Philadelphia after being drafted for the American Civil War. Entries describe Smedley's experiences as a drafted soldier and non-combatant prisoner in Philadelphia, including religious reflection, visits from family members, and military preparations.

Dates: 1863

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Subject
Conscientious objection 1
Nonviolence 1
Quakers -- Diaries 1
Quakers -- History 1
Travel -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1