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Diary, William Leonard, August 17, 1864 to April 30, 1865 (Ms2011-106)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2011-106_LeonardWilliam_B1F4_Diary_1864-1865


  • 1864-08-17/1865-04-30


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from William A. Leonard Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Language of Materials



Leonard's diary begins in August 1864, apparently when he was appointed to drive an ambulance. His entries are short and refer mostly to his daily activities: who or what he was conveying to and from the hospital at City Point outside Petersburg; what letters he sent or received; war news; or when he attended religious meetings. Shortly before the diary ends in April 1865, he notes the firing of guns and cannons "for the death of abram Lincoln President of the U.S. who was shot by a man by the name of Booth."

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

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