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Soldiers -- Virginia -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Isaac Norval Baker Civil War Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0357
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an original manuscript fragment (ca. 12 pages) and typewritten transcription (21 pages) describing Isaac Norval Baker's Civil War service as a Private in the Confederate Army's 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Baker's language is descriptive and lively, and the account includes many vignettes that provide insight into the lives of both soldiers and civilians. The narrative covers the period June 1863-April 1865; topics include camp life, wartime hardships, battles...

Charles C. Phillips Civil War papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0327
Scope and Contents The papers consist of the message book and diary (in one volume) kept by Charles C. Phillips during the period between April 24, 1864 and July 13, 1864. Includes details about Signal Corps activities during this period. Mentions seeing the VMI cadets at Hanover Junction on May 23 (including his brother Samuel Travers Phillips), where they stopped on their way to Richmond after the Battle of New Market on May 15. The message book and diary has been transcribed and many individuals are identified...

Diary, 1862 September-1863 October

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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, 1862 September-1863 October

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/295

Diary and account book, 1862-1865

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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...

Diary and account book, 1862-1865

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/386

Edward T. Beall Civil War diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0355
Scope and Contents Diary of sixteen year old soldier Edward T. Beall, covering period September 1862 -October 1863. 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."

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

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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.

Message book and diary, 1864 April 24-1864 July 13

 Series
Scope and Contents Includes one message book and diary kept by Charles C. Phillips during the period between April 24, 1864 and July 13, 1864. Includes details about Signal Corps activities during this period. Mentions seeing the VMI cadets at Hanover Junction on May 23 (including his brother Samuel Travers Phillips), where they stopped on their way to Richmond after the Battle of New Market on May 15. The message book and diary has been transcribed and many individuals are identified in the footnotes of the...

Message book and diary, 1864 April 24-1864 July 13

 Item
Scope and Contents Includes details about Signal Corps activities. Mentions seeing the VMI cadets at Hanover Junction on May 23 (including his brother Samuel Travers Phillips), where they stopped on their way to Richmond after the Battle of New Market on May 15. The message book and diary has been transcribed and many individuals are identified in the footnotes of the transcription.