Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hair mss., 1862-1865, consist of the diaries of William Hair, 1836-1920, musician in Company B of the 68th Indiana infantry regiment. Hair was born in Elrod, Indiana; he mustered in August 19, 1863 with his younger brother Francis, and mustered out June 20, 1865 as principal musician. Following the war Hair homesteaded in Nebraska then moved to Pomona, California, following his marriage. He moved the family to Sebastopol, California, in 1905, remaining there until his death in 1920.

The diaries are accompanied by a photocopy of a typed transcript of all three volumes and a color photocopy of a photograph of William Hair in uniform.

Gift. Aline Garrison. 7882 Danmar Drive. Sebastopol, CA. 2001

Collection size: 5 items

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