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Alonzo Ferdinand Ickis Diary

Identifier: M1612

Scope and Contents

Diary of experiences with Colorado Volunteers during Civil War, serving in Colorado and New Mexico. Also some Ickis family data.


  • October 27, 1861-October 22, 1862, June 4-7, 1863

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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Union County, Iowa farmer in Colorado during 1859 gold rush. Quit prospecting to join Colorado Volunteers 1861. Fought in Battle of Valverde (N.M.) 1862. Mustered out of service 1864 and returned to Iowa. In 1899, family moved to Colorado (Wray, then Denver).


1 envelope

1 microfilm reel

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Custodial History

Diary previously owned by Lynn S. Ickis (son), Denver, Colo.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Fred Rosenstock, 1980.

Existence and Location of Copies

Repository also has as published under title: Bloody trails along the Rio Grande (Denver, Colo. : Old West Pub. Co., 1958).

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Repository Details

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