The 7th Kansas Cavalry in the Civil War -
the Fletcher Pomeroy Diary
My great -grandfather, Fletcher Pomeroy was a member of Company D, Seventh Kansas
Cavalry, (also known as Jennison's Jayhawkers) and later quartermaster sergeant of the
regiment. He maintained a daily diary most of his life, which spanned 86 eventful years
from 1841 to 1927. In 1915 he transcribed the portion of his diaries dealing with the
Civil War, and gave a typed copy to each of his sons. His youngest son, Fletcher W.
Pomeroy (my grandfather) passed his copy of the diary to his only son, Orville Pomeroy (my
Fletcher's brother, Emerson, was also a member of the 7th, and both served throughout
Evelyn Boone transcribed the diary for the Pomeroy family, and has given me permission
to use her disk copy, for which I am very grateful.