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Catalog Number 2006.007.854
Object Name Binder, Ring
Scope & Content Christian Steiger was a veteran of the Civil War. He served in Company D, 231st Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He was present in Benson when the cornerstone of the first City Hall of Benson was laid in 1892. He served as treasurer on the first governing board of the village of Benson in 1897. He was a charter member of the Benson Lodge of the I.O.O.F. His son, Ed A. Steiger was the City Clerk from 1907 until annexation in 1917. Chris was also an amateur photographer, and developed and printed many of his own photos. Most of them from this early period are printed on very light weight paper. A number of them have been copied and were used in the Benson Centennial book.
This collection consists of papers pertaining to Christian Steiger's Civil War Service, wounds received, and capture at the Baffle of Chicamauga. Also, 22 sheets of original photos and two sheets of copies were used in the book, “Benson, Nebraska, from Buffalo Pasture to City, 1887-1987”. Many of the original photos are identified on the reverse.
Title 3 ring binder that contains papers and photos pertaining to Christian Steiger's Civil War Service, wounds received, and capture at the Baffle of Chicamauga
Collection Benson Historical Society Collection