Henry Squire Diary, 1863 (Ms2011-103)

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Henry Squire Diary, 1863 (Ms2011-103)


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 in particular, playing baseball and boxing, an inspection by Lincoln, and camp rumors (from March 'Gen. Lee [was] dead and [Stonewall] Jackson had been wounded'). Entries during the first part of May talk about Squire's experiences while at Libby Prison in Richmond. He was captured at Chancellorsville May 3rd and paroled May 13.




Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry Squire Diary, Ms2011-103, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.



Squire, Henry, Co. D, 72nd New York Infantry, “Henry Squire Diary, 1863 (Ms2011-103),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 24, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/CivilWar/Ms2011-103.