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Civilian
1820-1875
New York
Lawyer

A conservative, wealthy New York lawyer, George Templeton Strong's diary reveals his innermost thoughts on social change and the wickedness of slavery, and his growing disgust with Southern politicians. But his thoughts were not his only contribution to the war effort. His money helped equip a Union regiment during the war, and his wife served on a hospital ship; he later served as treasurer of the U.S. Sanitary Commission.















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