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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, 1862-1868

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Scope and Contents John F. Hanna's diary contains a colorful account of life at VMI and in Lexington, Virginia during the Spring of 1864. Entries begin April 17, 1864 and end May 9, 1864.

The diary was used by Septimus Knight of 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry from August 1862 (apparently copied from an earlier diary or notes) through June 1868. Most entries relate the movements and activities of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Letter to father, 1862 August 26

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Scope and Contents Written from Alexandria, Virginia. Letter regards James M. Drake's views on slavery, discusses the beauty of the city, mentions inaccuracy of northern war news, and discusses Union officers' view of Stonewall Jackson.

Letter to Sarah Marlin, 1864 June 14

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Scope and Contents Letter from Sidney Marlin, a Union soldier (U. S. Army Signal Corps), to his wife Sallie [Sarah]. Dated June 14, 1864 from Lexington, Virginia, where Union forces were camped during Hunter's Raid. Marlin describes the Institute, comments on the destruction of VMI and Governor Letcher's property.