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Thomas Doak Edington Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1181

This collection consists of a typed copy of Thomas Doak Edington's diary which he kept while serving as a Captain in Company A of the 6th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (USA) during the Civil War. In it, he discuses his unit's movements, camp life, his health, battles, the weather, foraging for food and supplies, drills, pickets, and administrative tasks. This transcript also includes a forward by John F. Edington and a list of the members of Company A still living as of November 15, 1917.

Dates

  • 1862 March 2-1865 May 11, 1898 June 13, 1917 November 15

Language of Materials

English.

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 (2 folders)

Abstract

This collection consists of a typed copy of Thomas Doak Edington's diary which he kept while serving as a Captain in Company A of the 6th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (USA) during the Civil War. In it, he discuses his unit's movements, camp life, his health, battles, the weather, foraging for food and supplies, drills, pickets, and administrative tasks. This transcript also includes a forward by John F. Edington and a list of the members of Company A still living as of November 15, 1917.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Doak Edington was born to Phillip and Betsey (Hall) Edington in Knox County, Tennessee on April 20, 1830. He married Mary Elizabeth Anderson (1842-1907) on December 22, 1859 and the couple had at least six children. During the Civil War, Edington served with Company A of the 6th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (USA), which performed primarily occupation and guard duty in Tennessee until being assigned to the Atlanta Campaign. Edington mustered out on April 27, 1865 in Nashville and arrived home on May 11 of the same year. He later became a merchant and died in Tennessee on May 7, 1897.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

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