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Soldiers -- Virginia -- Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 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...

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."

Nathaniel C. Wilson and related papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0490
Scope and Contents The collection consists of miscellaneous Civil War papers of Nathaniel C. Wilson (VMI Class of 1861) and misc. papers of other family members. Of the N. C. Wilson portion of the collection, the most significant item is a diary-account book fragment which includes entries (July 25th-July 3, the day of his death) from Pennsylvania and the battlefield at Gettysburg. Other N. C. Wilson items include two letters written while he was a student at the University of Virginia in 1859-1860, and one...

Robert A. Boyd notebook and diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0092
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a one volume notebook (approximately 45 pages) that contains personal notes (December 1864 to April 1865) and brief diary entries (January 1; April 3 to 13, 1865).The diary portion covers activities of the 1st Engineers Regiment during the last few days of the Civil War. The diary also mentions the surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, and includes a pencil sketch of surrender site. Notes concern supplies, furloughs, desertions, guard rosters, and maxims and quotations...

William J. Black Civil War diary and VMI account book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0015
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the 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...