Civil War -- War diaries
Subject Source: Local Lc
Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1519
Overview Correspondence, diary, and farm account book of a Confederate officer and Pocahontas County cattleman and farmer. The correspondence deals primarily with Gatewood's activities as adjutant general and chief of staff of the West Virginia Division, United Confederate Veterans. The Civil War diary, 11 March-15 December 1865, covers action of Company F, Eleventh Virginia Cavalry, "Laurel Brigade," Rosser Cavalry Division, from Staunton to Appomattox. The farm account book, 1866-1869, also contains...
Dates: 1801-1816, 1855-1919
Collection Number: A&M.1785
Overview Four diaries and a nineteen-page memoir of Allen D. Frankenberry (1841-1909), who served chiefly as an orderly and signalman in the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry from August 1862 to September 1863 and the U.S. Signal Corps in the Department of the Cumberland from October 1863 to June 1865. Frankenberry's diaries are available only on microfilm and are divided into four volumes: Book I, August 20, 1862-September 10, 1863; Book II, September 9, 1864-February 15, 1865; Book III, February 16,...
Dates: 1862-1870, 1905; Majority of material found within 1862-1865
Collection Number: A&M.0815
Overview One page typescript of a transcription of a Confederate soldier's diary entries for 9-12 April 1865. The soldier was at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Topics discussed include fighting the morning of 9 April; flag of truce and Lee's going to Grant's headquarters; terms of surrender; General John B. Gordon's farewell address to his troops; General Lee's General Order No. 9; another speech by General Gordon, referring to the possibility of a second Southern rebellion; and formal surrender of...
Collection Number: A&M.3309
Overview Photocopied transcription of the 1864-65 Civil War diary of Elmore Wilkinson of Company G, 15th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. The diary includes accounts of several battles and encounters with the enemy, and a list of wounded men from Company G. One notable entry briefly mentions a general review of the troops at Richmond, Virginia by General U.S. Grant (March 17, 1865).
Collection Number: A&M.3633
Overview Civil War diaries authored by First Lieutenant (later Major) Fabricius A. Cather from Flemington, Taylor County, West Virginia, records his experiences in the military and political conflicts of the Civil War. The six diaries, and a transcribed copy of the original 1864 and 1865 diaries, contain entries for the years 1860 to 1865 regarding western Virginia's grassroots efforts to secede from the Confederacy and establish a new state, and of the first battles and skirmishes such as Rich Mountain...
Dates: 1860 - ca. 1960; Majority of material found within 1860-1865
Collection Number: A&M.1720
Overview Diary of Frank Smith Reader of Brighton, Pennsylvania, who was a private in the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry, Company I. The diary covers the period of 10 March to 25 June 1864 and contains ca. 80 pp. Reader, for the period covered by this diary, was on detached duty from his regiment, serving as a clerk at General Franz Sigel's and General David Hunter's headquarters in Martinsburg, Cumberland, and in the field. Reader participated in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was present at the battles...
Collection Number: A&M.1283
Scope and Contents Material includes signed letter from David H. Strother to Perley Poore, Berkley Springs, March 25, 1858; lottery ticket for town lot in Bath, 1814; Porte Crayon autograph, and a slave list, Berkley County. Photostats of material in the Library of Congress include an signed letter from William Wirt to his daughter, August 31 1823 on Berkeley Springs; Thomas Jefferson to Mr. Rodney Washington, December 8, 1808 in regard to gambler Thomas Bailey's assault on Jefferson's secretary; portion of a...
Collection Number: A&M.3124
Overview Private journal of George K. Campbell of Athens County, Ohio, who served as an officer in Company B of the 116th. Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Gettysburg campaign and the summer, fall, and winter of 1863, when he saw service in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Campbell served detached duty as an escort officer for recruits and prisoners during the spring and summer of 1864 and visited New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He joined...
Collection Number: A&M.2062
Collection Number: A&M.1109
Scope and Contents Military orders, telegrams, military correspondence concerning Campbell's command, lists of Confederate deserters, ordnance and quartermaster returns, additional military records, and a personal diary of Colonel Campbell, commander of the Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers which operated along the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Cumberland, Maryland, and Martinsburg, West Virginia. Subjects include civilian-military relations; guerrilla activities of John D. Imboden, the...
Dates: 1861-1888; Majority of material found within 1861-1865