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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 181 Collections and/or Records:

10th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry/Confederate Soldier Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-036
Abstract

This collection contains a diary used by a Union and Confederate soldier, both unnamed, through 1864. The Union soldier chronicles his combat experiences during Jubal Early's raid on Washington, D.C., and the opening of Philip Sheridan's Valley campaign in August. The Confederate soldier's entries details activity during Early's push to drive the Union army out of the Valley and concludes with the battle of Opequon or Third Winchester.

Dates: 1864

Richard Henry Adams Diaries

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: Ms-1994-013
Scope and Contents

Served as a captain in the 5th Alabama Regiment, Confederate States of America, during the Civil War. Collection contains transcripts of diaries written between April 1862 and February 1865, much of it while as a prisoner of war.

Dates: 1862 - 1865

Archibald Atkinson, Jr., Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1994-022
Abstract

The collection consists of a partial memoir of Atkinson's American Civil War experiences. Atkinson served as a Confederate surgeon for the 10th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, followed by appointments with the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, and the Second Army Corps, Army of Nothern Virginia.

Dates: ca. 1900

Willis A. Babcock Diary,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-129
Abstract

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

William W. Barnett Diary,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-075
Abstract

Diary for the year 1862 by William W. Barnett, a private in the 8th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps.

Dates: 1862

Bear Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1992-010
Abstract This collection consists of diaries, books, and letters of various members of the Bear family of Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia. It includes a diary written in 1862 by Harvey Bear describing the war activity around him and his service as a wagon teamster for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Also includes two diaries written in 1878-1879 by Harvey's son George, an 1863 general order for Stonewall Jackson's Second Army Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia, and an...
Dates: 1823 - 1879

Black, Kent, and Apperson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-003
Abstract

This collection contains the papers and artifacts of an interrelated family prominent in Blacksburg's history. It includes the Civil War letters of Confederate surgeon Dr. Harvey Black, the Civil War diary of hospital steward John S. Apperson, cotton books and correspondence of Germanicus Kent, nineteenth-century account books of a Blacksburg general store, 1912 European travel diary, and the political scrapbooks of State Senator and Attorney General Harvey B. Apperson.

Dates: 1779 - 1984

George W. Bonsall Diaries,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1997-015
Abstract

Resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a corporal in the 138th Regiment Ohio National Guard (originally formed as the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Reserve Militia) during the Civil War. Collection consists of two volumes of a manuscript diary, copied in 1865 of entries Bonsall wrote between May 23, 1861 (his 16th birthday) and 1865. The diaries also contain sporatic entries dating through 1878.

Dates: 1861 - 1878

Patrick A. Bowmaster Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1994-037
Abstract

This collection consists of papers that Patrick A. Bowmaster wrote for his graduate classes at Virginia Tech. Among these papers is an edited transcript of the diary of Jasper Hawse (1835-1905), an American Civil War soldier born in Hardy County, Virginia. The collection also includes a paper about Emanuel Stance, the first African American to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for action in the post-Civil War period.

Dates: 1994 - 1995

James A. Branch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-054
Abstract

The collection contains two diaries and letters pertaining to James A Branch between the years of 1864 and 1867; they detail his life as a Confederate soldier, a prisoner of war at Point Lookout Camp, and a shop clerk.

Dates: 1864 - 1867