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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Albert D. Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0198
Scope and Contents Paper of Albert D. Davis, including diary, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous correspondence and certificates. The diary (1930-1934, 2 volumes), correspondence (1930, 6 items), and one scrapbook (1930-1935) date from his VMI cadetship; the scrapbook includes photographs, dance programs, and other VMI mementos. Three other scrapbooks date from his tour of duty in Korea, 1951-1952, and contain clippings, military documents, and photographs. Some items date from when he was assigned to...

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...

Charles T. Haigh papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0016
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a one volume diary and notebook kept by VMI cadet Charles T. Haigh between 1862 and 1864. The volume provides insight into the life and concerns of a VMI cadet during the Civil War. It primarily contains poetry written by his classmates, as well as poetry by Sara Henderson Smith, the wife of VMI Superintendent, Francis H. Smith. The diary portion contains sparse entries for the period between March and May 1863. Included are occasional references to wartime cadet...

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."

Diary, 1943-1944

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Scope and Contents Moss's first diary entry begins on page 13 and is dated September 13, 1943, the day his unit departed for overseas duty, and the last is D-Day, June 6, 1944. During the bulk of this period his unit was in Italy at Anzio Beachhead and vicinity. Moss describes action at Anzio, German air attacks, unit casualities, and other events relating to the military campaign.

Diary, 1862-1868

 Item
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.

Diary, 1862-1868

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Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/37

Diary, 1862 September-1863 October

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

Diary, 1943-1944

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Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1539