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James Miles Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-006
Abstract

The collection consists of the Civil War diary of James Miles, an enlisted soldier in the 185th Regiment of the New York Infantry. The diary describes soldier life and spans from January to March 1865 until the author was killed in action.

Dates: 1865

Caroline Virginia Taliferro Millar Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1982-015
Abstract

Caroline Virginia Taliferro Millar was the wife of a doctor in Georgia. Collection consists of a photocopy of her diary kept during the first years of the Civil War.

Dates: 1860 - 1862

Charles L. C. Minor Cash Book and Edward P. Harmon Civil War Diary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-081
Abstract

The collection contains a Civil War-era cash book of Captain Charles L. C. Minor, Confederate Army ordnance officer and first president of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1879). Also contains diary entries of Union Army Private Edward P. Harmon, 5th Maine Infantry, for May-June 1864. Accompanied by research materials on the two soldiers (including maps, muster rolls, and pension notes) and a complete photocopy of the cash book/diary.

Dates: 1860 - 1864

John F. Moody Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-022
Abstract

The collection consists of a single Civil War diary kept by John F. Moody between June and July 1861, not long after he enlisted. Moody's entries include his regiment's activities, as well as local events, attending sermons and religious services, and war news.

Dates: 1861

Frances A. Murdoch Journal

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-132
Abstract

The collection contains the journal of a young woman living on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, relaying descriptions of a battle between the Natchez militia and a Union gunboat, the death of Colonel Stuart Wilkins Fisk at the Battle of Murfreesboro, the plundering of Bruinsburg by Union soldiers, and other war news.

Dates: 1861 - 1863

John H. Myers Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-061
Abstract

Civil War reminiscences of John H. Myers, a corporal in Company G, 55th Illinois Infantry, providing an overview of the common soldier's life, focusing particularly on the behavior of officers; food, water and clothing rations; marches; encampments; battle preparation; picket duty; battle and its aftermath. Accompanied by post-war carte-de-visite identified as Myers

Dates: 1888

Benjamin M. Peck Diaries,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-003
Abstract

The collection includes two Civil War diaries of Captain Benjamin M. Peck of the 141st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry and later, the 1st U. S. Sharp Shooters. The diaries span 1864 and 1865, and document Peck's experiences traveling from Pennsylvania, his service (which took him to major battles in Virginia), and his eventual return home to Towanda, PA.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

William J. Pittenger Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-064
Abstract

This collection includes the diary of soldier serving in the 93rd Illinois Infantry and the U. S. Army Signal Corps. Entries cover day-to-day activities, the Union advance down the Mississippi River, and the siege of Vicksburg. Accompanied by a 1957 newspaper article about the diary.

Dates: 1863

Charles O. Poland Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-013
Abstract

The collection consists of the diary of Charles O. Poland, a private in Company B, 142nd Ohio Infantry (National Guard), written while serving for six weeks near the front during the early siege of Petersburg.

Dates: 1864

J. W. Ryland Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-011
Abstract

The J. W. Ryland Diary consists of a single Civil War diary kept by J. W. Ryland between September 1863-1865. In his diary, Ryland records activities from September 1863 – January 1866. His entries include the topics of the creation of the Confederate States of America, rail cars, and battles such as the Siege of Charleston, SC, the Siege of Petersburg, the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, the surrender at Appomattox Court House, and the weary Confederate trek home following April 9, 1865.

Dates: 1863 - 1865

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Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896) 2
A. W. Luster 1
Adams, Richard Henry (5th Regiment, Alabama Infantry) 1
Amiss, Edwin 1
Apperson family 1
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Apperson, Alex 1
Apperson, Elizabeth Black 1
Apperson, Harvey Black, 1890-1948 1
Apperson, John Samuel, 1837-1904 1
Apperson, Mary 1
Atkinson, Archibald, Jr., 1832-1903 1
Babcock, Willis A., b. abt. 1840-? 1
Barnett, William W., 1840-1876 (8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry (37th Volunteers)) 1
Bear family (Augusta County, Va.) 1
Black family 1
Black, Harvey, 1827-1888 1
Black, Kent, active 1876-1890 1
Black, Mary Kent, b.1836 1
Bonsall, George W. 1
Bowmaster, Patrick A. 1
Branch, James A. 1
Brown, R. Baxter 1
Burnell, Henry L., 1841-1912 (8th Maine Volunteer Infanry) 1
Bushee, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1828-1863 1
Caton, Louise 1
Cleveland family (Wisconsin) 1
Cleveland, Alva, b.1805 1
Coghill, Edwin R., 1842-1925 1
Cohn, Jacob 1
Colburn, Richard, 1832-1907 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 1
Cottingim, M. M., d.1862 (2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry) 1
Curtis, Daniel S., d.1890 1
Dean, Otis, 1821-1907 1
Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia 1
Graves, Jeremiah White (Pittsylvania County, Va.) 1
Hancock, John H., c.1841-1913 1
Hanks, Orlando T. (Orlando Thacker), 1844-1926 1
Harmon, Edward P., c.1844-1888 1
Harville, John McBride, 1839-1913 1
Hawkins, James P., 1845-1931 1
Hawse, Jasper, 1835-1905 1
Holliday, John (91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry) 1
Hook, Christian 1
Huddle, Benjamin, 1840-1916 1
Jenks, Joel H., b.1836(?) 1
Johnson, B. H., 1811-? 1
Kelsey, Stephen R. 1
Kent family 1
Kent, Germanicus, 1791-1862 1
Kent, Lewis (enslaved person) 1
Koontz family 1
Lacey, William J., b.1835(?) 1
Lemon, Lewis 1
Leonard, William A., b.1843(?) 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
Lowber, Daniel A., 1844-1902 1
Manchester, Thomas Wilbur, 1841-1928 1
Mantor, Alfred L., abt. 1836(?)-1864 1
Marion Foundry and Machine Works (Marion, Va.) 1
Marshall, George H., c.1835-1919 1
Mason, Ebenezer E., 1829-1910 1
Maybury, John R., 1828-1917 1
McKenna, Charles F., 1844-1922 1
Miles, James, d.1865 1
Millar, Caroline Virginia Taliferro 1
Minor, Charles L. C., 1835-1903 1
Moody, John F., d.1862 1
Murdoch, Francis A., b.1847 1
Myers, John H. 1
Peck, Benjamin M., 1838-1899 1
Pittenger, William, 1838-1896 1
Poland, Charles O., b.1836 1
Preston and Olin Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Ryland, John W. (John William), 1837-1905 (34th Infantry, Virginia Regiment) 1
Smiley, Jacob Wallace, 1833-1864 1
Smith, Merritt Hager 1
Southwestern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia (1887-1935) 1
Squire, Henry (Co. D, 72nd New York Infantry) 1
Stearns family (Mansfield, Massachusetts) 1
Stephens, Enoch, b. abt. 1835 1
Stratton, Edward L., Captain 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-) 1
W. Stone & Son 1
Waldron, Frederick E. 1
Warner, Marcus B., b. abt. 1842 1
Woods, John Henning, 1834-1901 1
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