Diary, M. M. Cottingim, 1862 (Ms2012-033)
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The diary of M.M. Cottingim between April and October of 1862.In addition to short entries about his regiment's movements and activities, his last few entries make mention of his leg being wounded at Antietam on September 17, its subsequent amputation and infection, and his removal to a hospital near Frederick. M. M. Cottingim served as a private with Company A, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. He mustered in during March of 1862. He died in November 18, 1862, probably from wounds sustained during fighting at Antietam, and was buried in Frederick, MD.
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