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Willis A. Babcock Diary,

Identifier: Ms-2009-129

The collection consists of a Babcock's diary from 1864. Entries detail camp life throughout parts of Virginia, the siege at Petersburg, and his experiences with guard, orderly, and police duties. Babcock served with the 10th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery.

Dates: 1864

Stephen R. Kelsey Diary and Notes

Identifier: Ms-1990-029
Abstract The Stephen R. Kelsey Diary and Notes include a diary written between January and May 1865, while stationed in New York and Virginia with the 5th New York Regiment, Battalion J, during the American Civil War. He discusses participating in the occupation of Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865. Entries refer to the assassination of Pres. Abraham Lincoln and the capture of Jefferson Davis. The collection also includes a typescript essay by Ernest Flint Kelsey, Stephen Kelsey's son, commenting...
Dates: 1865, 1920

William A. Leonard Papers,

Identifier: Ms-2011-106
Abstract The collection includes William A. Leonard's letters home from February-July 1865, as well as his diary from August 1864-April 1865. Leonard served as an ambulance driver in and around the siege at Petersburg, which is the focus of his short diary entries. His early letters focus on war news and rumors, daily life, and news from home. Post-surrender letters emphasize Leonard's experiences while stationed around Washington, DC, daily life (including the growing frustrations of soldiers...
Dates: 1864 - 1865

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