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Robert A. Boyd Diary - Notebook

Identifier: MS-0092
One volume notebook, ca. 45 pages, containing miscellaneous personal notes (Dec. 1864-April 1865) and brief diary entries (January 1; April 3-13, 1865). Diary portion covers activities of the 1st Engineers Regiment during the last few days of the war; mentions surrender at Appomattox and includes pencil sketch of surrender site. Notes concern supplies, furloughs and desertions, guard rosters; also maxims and quotations from books.


  • 1864 - 1865


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1 items ; 6" x 3.5"

Biographical / Historical

Robert Alexander Boyd, b. 1842, Mecklenburg Co., Virginia: graduate, VMI Class of 1863; 1st Sergeant, Co. D., 1st Regiment, Confederate States Engineers; farmer; d. 1909, Williamsburg, VA.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks


The original notebook is in poor condition; some pages are partially illegible.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450