Civil War Diaries

Title

Civil War Diaries

Subject

civil war

Description

Diaries written by soldiers from both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War that are part of Virginia Tech Special Collections.

Identifier

CivilWar

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Ms2012-075_BarnettWilliamW_Diary_1862_frontcover.jpg

A diary with one-page entries for the year of 1862. A few pages of memoranda follow on which Barnett has listed miscellaneous clothing expenses and…
Ms2008-008_HancockJohnH_Diary_1862-1863_Frontcover.jpg

The diary of John H. Hancock, who served in Company H, 29th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. The diary entries cover January-June 1862,…
Ms2003-014_BabcockHO_Diary_1864_frontcover.jpg

H.O. Babcock was a farmer and schoolteacher from North Stonington, Connecticut. Diary entries record work, social and church activities, weather, and…
Ms2001-064_PittengerWilliamJ_Diary_1863_FrontCover.jpg

The diary of William J. Pittenger, a soldier serving in the 93rd Illinois Infantry and the U. S. Army Signal Corps during the Civil War. The diary's…
Ms2010_030_HookChristian_Diary_1864_Frontcover.jpg

Christian Hook was a Union Corporal in 151st Ohio Infantry (National Guard) during the Civil War. The collection contains his diary of May to August…
Ms2013_036_BurnellHenry_Diary_1859-1865_Frontcover.jpg

The diary of Private Henry L. Burnell, Co. "I," 8th Maine Volunteer Infantry, 1859 - 1865. Burnell served in the Union Army from September 7, 1861…
Ms2010-061_WarnerMarcus_Diary_1864_frontcover.jpg

Diary written by Marcus B. Warner in 1864. The diary is written in a green Allings & Cory pocket diary. In addition to describing his life as a…
Ms2008-044_MayburyJohnR_Diary_1864_frontcover.jpg

This collection contains the Civil War diary of Corporal John R. Maybury of Company L, 10th New York Cavalry. The first entry in the diary (January 1,…
Ms2008-010_DeanOtis_Diary_1864_FrontCover.jpg

This collection contains the diary of Otis Dean, a private in Company E, 56th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. The diary entries begin…
Ms2008-001_MarshallGeorgeH_Diary_1865_frontcover.jpg

Civil War diary of George H. Marshall, a soldier in Company K, 113th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery during the Civil War. The diary contains short…
Ms1990-029_KelseyStephen_Diary_1865_frontcover.jpg

Union soldier in the 5th New York Regiment, Battalion J, during the Civil War. Papers include a diary written between January and May 1865, while…
Ms2009-129_BabcockWillis_Diary_1864_frontcover.jpg

Babcock's Civil War diary begins near Washington, D.C., where his company had been since June 1863. While at Fort Carroll, his entries largely contain…
Ms2014-001_StephensEnoch_Diary_1865_Frontcover.jpg

Enoch Stephens's diary from his time in the 5th NY Veteran Volunteers from January 1st, 1865 to December 26th, 1865. Most entries describe the weather…
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the Civil War diary of Alfred Mantor, a corporal (and later sergeant) with C Company of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry. Mantor's diary covers January…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms2012-073_SmileyJacob_Diary_JPEGs/Ms2012_073_Smiley_Jacob_Diary_1863-1864_000a.jpg

The diary of Jacob Wallace Smith, a Union sharpshooter with the 7th Company, 1st Battalion, New York Sharpshooters, in the Northern Virginia…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms2012-063_MasonEbenezer_Diary_1864_JPEGs/Ms2012-063_Mason,Ebenezer_Diary_1864_FrontCover.jpg

The diary of Ebenezer E. Mason, a standard leather bound pocket size edition with three dates per page that covers his experiences from January…
Ms2012-033_M_M_Cottingim_Diary_1862_frontcover.jpg

The diary of M.M. Cottingim between April and October of 1862.In addition to short entries about his regiment's movements and activities, his last few…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms2012-028_HollidayJohn_Diary01_1864_JPEGs/Ms2012-028_HollidayJohn_Diary01_1864_FrontCover.jpg

Holliday's diaries, the first covering 1 May through 8 August 1864 and the second covering 1 September 1864 through 4 July 1865, begin with the…
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/pickup/Omeka_upload/Ms2011-103_SquireHenry_Diary_JPEGs/Ms2011-103_Henry_Squire_Diary_frontcover.jpg

The 1863 diary of Henry Squire, 72nd New York Infantry and includes entries from January through July. Early entries detail camp life, war news, and…
Ms2010-006_MilesJames_Diary_1865_FrontCover.jpg

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…
Ms2009_113_ClevelandAlva_Diary_1862_coverfront.jpg

The diary of Alva Cleveland, a 57-year-old soldier who served as an orderly with the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. The diary covers March to July…
Ms2008-093_JohnsonBH_Journal_1863-1864_Coverfront.jpg

The B. H. Johnson Journal is a handwritten account of one year from September 1863 to September 1864 recorded by a Methodist circuit riding minister…
Ms2008-015_Lowber,Daniel_Diary_1864_FrontCover.jpg

The Civil War diary of Captain Daniel A. Lowber of Company A, 37th Wisconsin Infantry. The diary entries commence with July 25, 1864, with Lowber…
Ms2009_132_MurdochFrancisA_Diary_frontcover.jpg

A journal maintained by Frances A. 'Fannie' Murdoch, a young woman living on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War. Containing approximately…
Ms2008_037_SmithMerrittHagerDiary_frontcover.jpg

The Civil War diary of Private Merritt Hager Smith of Company G, 97th New York Infantry, a member of the regimental band. The diary entries span the…
Ms2008-002_CohnJacob_Diary_1864_Frontcover.jpg

The diary of Jacob Cohn, a soldier in Company A, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. Cohn's brief entries commence with April 14, 1864…
Ms2009-055_BusheeCharlesH_Diary_1863_Frontpage.jpg

Bushee's diary is an account of his duties and the movements of Company E, 112 th Regiment, New York Infantry, from January to mid-November of 1863.…
Ms2010_010_ColburnDiary_frontcover.jpg

The Civil War diary of Richard Colburn, an enlisted soldier of the 12th Infantry of the United States Regular Army attached to the Army of the…
Ms2008-081_MinorHarmon_Diary_1860-1864_Pg01.jpg

cash book maintained by Confederate Captain Charles L. C. Minor from 1860 to 1864. Also contained within the cash book's pages are diary entries of…
Ms2008-013_PolandCharles_Diary_1864_Coverfront.jpg

This is the diary of Charles O. Poland, a private in Company B, 142nd Ohio Infantry (National Guard) during the Civil War, was a resident of Knox…

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