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Daniel Curtis Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2013-047

Scope and Content

The collection consists of an unbound diary, marching orders, and an itemized list of purchases. The diary entries are dated from May 5 through May 31, 1864. During this time, Curtis and the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry were sent to assist with the campaign at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. Curtis' diary begins as he records the regiment's movements around the state of Virginia before they arrived to aid in the campaign. The marching orders and list of purchases both date to May 4, 1864.


  • 1864 - 1864


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Daniel Curtis Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

Daniel S. Curtis enlisted as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army on September 2, 1862. Originally part of the Twenty Eight Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, Curtis became part of the 1st D.C. Cavalry (Baker's Cavalry) in May 21, 1863 where he worked as a recruiter. In the spring of 1864, Baker's Cavalry was sent to Virginia. In August of 1864, Curtis mustered into the field staff of the 1st Maine Cavalry. On July 5, 1866, Curtis was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Curtis died in 1890.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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The collection consists of an unbound diary, marching orders, and an itemized list of purchases kept by Daniel Curtis in May 1864.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Daniel Curtis collection was purchased by Special Collections in July 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Daniel Curtis Collection was completed in August 2013.

Daniel Curtis Collection, 1864
Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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Repository Details

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

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US