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M. S. Charles Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0046

M. S. Charles began keeping this diary in 1863. In it, he describes battalion training and events that took place around Clarksville, Tennessee. Also included are half of a military pass, a scrap of paper reading Mr Littleton, and a poem clipped from an unidentified newspaper.

Dates

  • 1863

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

M. S. Charles began keeping this diary in 1863. In it, he describes battalion training and events that took place around Clarksville, Tennessee. Also included are half of a military pass, a scrap of paper reading Mr Littleton, and a poem clipped from an unidentified newspaper.

Biographical/Historical Note

Milton S. Charles was born to Elijah and Hannah (Bostock) Charles on April 28, 1840 in Mansfield, Ohio. He mustered into Company D of the 102 Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal on August 7, 1862. The regiment began its service in Kentucky and then moved to Tennessee, where they took part in such activities as guarding trains, forwarding supplies, and building bridges. They later guarded trains and fought in Alabama, where they finished the war. Charles mustered out on May 23, 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee and returned to Ohio, where he married Anna Belle Kaufmann (1847-1928) on September 20, 1866. The couple had four known children, Frederick Grover, Hope Cecelia, Olive Theresa, and Milton Ross. Milton Charles died on November 14, 1914.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library purchased this diary in March 2009.

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