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Diary and account book, 1862-1865

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Diary and account book, 1862-1865
Diary and account book, 1862-1865
One volume diary of Confederate soldier William J. Black. The diary entries date from October 1864 to January 1865, written while Black was serving in Captain John J. Shoemaker's Company, Virginia Horse Artillery. Included are brief accounts of various skirmishes and the Battle of Cedar Creek, and campsites and positions that are recorded daily.
Following the diary entries are copies of two of Shoemaker's reports detailing Battery activities, dated September 1, 1864 (covering the period May to August) and December 25, 1864 (covering the period September to December 25). The volume also contains Black's VMI account book, listing expenses incurred while a cadet (1862-1864) prior to joining Confederate Army.

Dates

  • 1862-1865

Extent

From the Collection: 1 items