At the website one can read the transcription or the diary itself (which is sometimes faint and difficult to decipher) or download the entire document. The website allows one to “follow his trek on a historic map of Kentucky” (where Mosler and the army marched more than 275 miles), see more than two dozen of his published illustrations, note events of his life on the timeline, and read of more of his activities on the blog.
Mosler began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, lived in Germany and Paris, and eventually settled in New York. At http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/henry-mosler-papers-9068 one can access Mosler’s other documents that were digitized in 2009 and total more than 2,000 images.
The Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society will host a Christmas open house from 2-4 p.m. today at the Genealogy Library, 215 W. North Street, Danville. All members and supporters are invited. Light refreshments and holiday music will be provided as a “thank you” for supporting IGHS. Bring an appetizer for all to enjoy, and share the joy of Christmas.
Queries, as well as a general exchange of genealogical material that readers would like to share, will be printed in the column for free. Contact Joan Griffis by e-mailing JBGriffis@aol.com