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Civil War Diary of William J. Robinson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2856

This collection consists of a type-written, soft-bound copy of the Diary of Captain William J. Robinson, published in 1975. The diary focuses on the time Robinson spent as a prisoner on Johnson's Island, and originally contained autographs of one hundred six fellow Confederate officers who were also prisoners on Johnson's Island, a tribute to Marmaduke Cox, who died on Johnson's Island, a list of the Tennesseans held at the prison, and daily entries from the time of his capture through March 6, 1865. The booklet also contains information concerning The Autograph Book of William E. DeMoss.

Dates

  • 1975

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Collection consists of a type-written, soft-bound copy of the Civil War Diary of William J. Robinson, published in 1975, which focuses on the time Robinson spent as a prisoner on Johnson's Island from the time of his capture on September, 17, 1863, through March 6, 1865. The booklet also contains information concerning The Autograph Book of William E. DeMoss.

Biographical/Historical Note

William J. Robinson was born on September 28, 1832, to James Clark and Susan Litton Robinson. He enlisted in Company A (the Hermitage Guards) of the Twentieth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in Nashville on May 15, 1861. On December 5, 1862, he reenlisted as captain of Company D of the Tenth Tennessee Cavalry, also called DeMoss' Cavalry. Robinson was wounded at Fort Donelson on February 5, 1863. Williams was captured on September 17, 1863, and served as a prisoner at Johnson's Island.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections, January 19, 2006.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480