“Cheering, shouting and rejoicing” – A Pennsylvanian’s experience at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865

Sergeant Henry Keiser's diary reveals a soldier's perspective of the Civil War's dramatic final moments.


“Played Out” – Corporal Henry Keiser and Disease in the Seven Days’ Battles

Keiser was fighting a potentially deadly illness and evading capture by advancing Confederate soldiers.

Meet Henry Keiser – A Soldier Who Kept A Diary For Nearly Every Day of the Civil War

Henry Keiser kept a diary through his service in the Civil War. Meet the man behind the diary that has appeared in dozens of books about America's bloodiest conflict.