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John T. L. Preston Craney Island journal (photocopy and transcription) Edit

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Language
English

Dates

  • 1861 July 24 - September 22 (Creation)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Copy and transcription of John Thomas Lewis Preston journal, which he called "Jottings", written during his military assignment at Craney Island, Virginia in the the summer and fall of 1861.

    Relating to his activities while with the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment under the command of VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith. Includes comments on the cuase of the Civil War, the defense of Norfolk, military science, and family.

  • Physical Description

    Photocopy of the original journal, and typescript transcription.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    The original journal is located in the Library of Congress (John Thomas Lewis Preston MMC-1936; MSS94284),

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