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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

E. H. Rennolds Diaries

Identifier: MS-0170

E. H. Rennolds maintained these two diaries while he was serving with the 5th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) in 1863 and 1864 during the Civil War. In them, he describes his service in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, including his participation in the battles of Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville.

Dates: 1863-1864

Frank Quinn Letter

Identifier: MS-3067

Frank Quinn, a Confederate soldier, writes a Christmas letter to Maggie T. Kelly of Memphis, Tennessee.

Dates: 1861 December 25

Henry Warren Diary

Identifier: MS-3417

In this diary, Henry Warren describes his service with the 20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (CSA) in Tennessee and Kentucky. A document signed by Governor Isham G. Harris inside the diary nominates Warren as a Drill Master and orders him to report for duty. Both of these items have been transcribed onto a CD housed with the collection.

Dates: 1861 July 10-November 4

Jeremiah S. White Journals

Identifier: MS-3868

Jeremiah S. White's account of his experience in the Civil War as a special courier under General Nathan Bedford Forrest of the Confederate Army.

Dates: circa 1899

Marcus Richardson Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3732

A four-page handwritten letter, signed "MR" by Lieutenant Marcus Richardson, sent to Captain Joseph Washington Anderson. Written from Cumberland Gap, Tenn., the letter details the reconnaissance and skirmish that took place at Cumberland Gap in the days prior under the command of Major General Edmund Kirby Smith. The letter is dated March 23, 1862.

Dates: 1862 March 23

Pinckney Latham Collection

Identifier: MS-0903
Abstract In this diary, Pinckney Latham describes his service with Company A of the 4th Tennessee Infantry (CSA), nicknamed the Shelby Grays. Early entries mention troop movements, Latham's capture on February 12, 1865 near Memphis, Tennessee, and his parole at Vicksburg the following month. The diary goes on to describe his assignment to Meridian, Mississippi, including his journey to Meridian, the people he meets, the girls he sees, his activities when off duty, the weather, the progress of the...
Dates: 1860 February 28, 1865 January 6-1867 November 10, 1952; Majority of material found within 1865-1867

"Reminiscences of a Confederate Soldier"

Identifier: MS-1263

This collection consists of articles written in the early 1900s by Confederate soldier Charles Stephen Olin "C.S.O." Rice's memories of events in the Civil War.

Dates: 1904, 1914, 1924

Reminiscences of the Civil War and Newspaper Articles

Identifier: MS-0124

T. J. Walker's handwritten, 98-page manuscript chronicles the time he spent with the 9th Tennessee Infantry between approximately 1861 and 1865. During his service, Walker was wounded five times and contracted dysentery and typhoid at Corinth, Mississippi.

Dates: 1954 February 15-17, undated

Richard M. Saffell Papers

Identifier: MS-1333

A collection of letters between various members of the Saffell and Bogle families largely documenting their experiences during the Civil War. Of particular interest are the letters to and from Sam and Dick Saffell describing their service with the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1837 April 18-1889 December 25

Samuel Beckett Boyd Diary

Identifier: MS-0248
Abstract Samuel Beckett Boyd kept this diary while imprisoned at Camp Chase from January 1, 1865 to April 3, 1865. In it, he describes the weather, his diet, his journey to Camp Chase, letters he has written to and received from family and friends, rumors (especially rumors of prisoner exchanges) he has heard, men released from prison (particularly men who have sworn loyalty to the Union forces as a condition of their release), men transferred into the prison, and his health and the health of the...
Dates: 1865 January 1-April 3

"Short Account of the Experiences of Edward Mitchell Whaley"

Identifier: MS-0172
Abstract E. M. Whaley begins this memoir with a description of his early life, his study in Vevey, Switzerland (from whence he ran away) and in Heidelberg, Germany, and his return to the U.S. He goes on to recount obtaining a position on Governor F. W. Pickens' staff, his return to Germany, his service with the Westphalian Corps (during which time he fought ten duels), and his return to America to serve with the Charleston Light Dragoons (C.S.A.) and the 1st South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.) during...
Dates: 1909 September 8

Talbot Greene Memoir

Identifier: MS-0058
Abstract This collection consists of a typescript copy of a 22-page memoir entitled The Bivouac: or, Life in the General Army of the Kentucky by Talbot Greene (sometimes spelled Talbert Green). This manuscript lists the officers and men of the 26th Tennessee Infantry (also called the 3rd East Tennessee Volunteers), documents life in the unit's camp, describes the places that the unit visited, provides reconstructions of the conversations of some of the soldiers, and prints...
Dates: 1861

W. R. Boggs Reminiscences

Identifier: MS-0879
Abstract In this typescript (written at his daughter's often repeated request to know something of my war history) W. R. Boggs recounts his service as a Confederate officer during the Civil War. He begins his narrative with his departure from the U. S. Army at the start of the conflict and continues on to describe his service as head of the Confederate Ordnance Bureau, as Colonel and Chief Engineer of the Georgia State Forces, as a staff officer for General E. Kirby Smith (during which time he...
Dates: 1891 January 16, circa 1911