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Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Civil War diary, 1862 April-June

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Diary details the activities of Company D., 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment.

Diary, 1862 September-1863 October

Scope and Contents The diary contains very brief entries concerning regimental activities, such as miles marched and the location of camps. The volume begins with a short biographical sketch of Beall's early life. The volume also contains poetry/song, including "When This Cruel War is Over," "The Little Girl," and "Lieutenant General Jackson."

Diary and account book, 1862-1865

Scope and Contents 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...

John T. L. Preston Craney Island journal (photocopy and transcription), 1861 July 24 - September 22

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.

Letter to Lucy Coleman, 1862 September 27

Scope and Contents Written from Winchester, Virginia. Letter discusses the Battle of Antietam and caring for the wounded.

Letter to Lucy Coleman, 1863 February 25

Scope and Contents Written from Jerdone Castle, Louisa County, Virginia. Letter discusses their mother's death.

Letter to Lucy Coleman, 1862 November 4

Scope and Contents Written from Winchester, Virginia. Letter discusses hospitals and care of wounded, General George Steuart, movement of Longstreet's Corps, and other troop activity in the area.

Letter to sister, 1862 January 4

Scope and Contents Written from "Camp near Manassas," Virginia. Letter regards daily life in camp.

Letter to sister, 1863 December 3

Scope and Contents Written from camp near Lewisburg. Letter regards heavy losses in battle, a "visit to the Yankees," and family news.

Letter to sister, January 5

Scope and Contents Written from "Camp near Lewisburg." Letter regards troop movements to avoid the enemy, James A. Harden's health, and a potential visit at the end of the month.