Diary, William Leonard, August 17, 1864 to April 30, 1865 (Ms2011-106)

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Title

Diary, William Leonard, August 17, 1864 to April 30, 1865 (Ms2011-106)

Description

Leonard's diary begins in August 1864, apparently when he was appointed to drive an ambulance. His entries are short and refer mostly to his daily activities: who or what he was conveying to and from the hospital at City Point outside Petersburg; what letters he sent or received; war news; or when he attended religious meetings. Shortly before the diary ends in April 1865, he notes the firing of guns and cannons "for the death of abram Lincoln President of the U.S. who was shot by a man by the name of Booth."

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Ms2011-106_LeonardWilliam_B1F4_Diary_1864-1865

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: William A. Leonard Papers, Ms2011-106, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Citation

Leonard, William A., b. abt. 1843, “Diary, William Leonard, August 17, 1864 to April 30, 1865 (Ms2011-106),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed March 31, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2011-106/Ms2011-106_LeonardWilliam_B1F4_Diary_1864-1865.