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Soldiers -- Virginia -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, 1862 September-1863 October

 Item
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."

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

 File
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.