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Civil War -- War diaries

Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

A.C.L. Gatewood Papers

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...
Dates: 1801-1816, 1855-1919

Allen D. Frankenberry, Soldier, Civil War Diaries and Memoir

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

Civil War Diary of a Confederate Soldier at Appomattox Court House

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...
Dates: 1865

Civil War Diary Transcriptions and Related Material of Captain George W. Johnson, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Collection Number: A&M 4538
Scope and Contents Transcription of the Civil War diaries of Captain George Johnson of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. George Johnson was about 35 years old when he enlisted in the 11th Ohio Infantry in June 1861 and served in Companies A and K until late December 1863. The transcription was completed by his descendant, Robert K. Johnson, in 2011, and includes the transcription of seven diaries from mid-1861 through December 1863. His diaries include candid descriptions of camp life and...
Dates: 1861-1863; 2009-2011

Elmore Wilkinson Civil War Diary

Collection Number: A&M 3309

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).

Dates: 1864-1865

Fabricius A. Cather, Soldier, Civil War Diaries

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...
Dates: 1860-ca. 1960; Majority of material found within 1860-1865

Frank Smith Reader, Soldier, Civil War Diary

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...
Dates: 1864

Fred T. Newbraugh, Collector, Papers Regarding Berkeley Springs

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...
Dates: 1787-1916

George K. Campbell, Civil War Journal

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...
Dates: 1863-1864

George W. Perrigo Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2062

Diary kept by Perrigo while he served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. He comments on his assignments, particularly on an engagement at Mobile, Alabama, at the close of the war.

Dates: 1863-1865