Henry Hamilton Bennett (1843-1908) of Wisconsin Dells became one of the nation's best professional photographers. But before that, at age 18, he enlisted in the 12th Wisconsin Infantry and fought in the Civil War. He served as a private in Mississippi and Louisiana and took part in the Siege of Vicksburg. After being wounded in 1864, he was mustered out and returned home. Bennett filled two pocket diaries with short entries describing camp life, daily activities, the fighting at Vicksburg, and marches through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi.