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William J. Black Civil War Diary and VMI Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0015
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the one volume diary of Confederate soldier William J. Black. The diary entries date from October 1864 - 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; campsites and positions are recorded daily. Following the diary entries are copies of two of Shoemaker's reports detailing Battery activities, dated September 1, 1864...

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  • Subject: Soldiers -- Virginia X
  • Names: Black, William Johnson, 1845-1935 X