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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Baker Crozier Journal

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1048
Abstract In this journal, Elizabeth (Baker) Crozier describes life in Knoxville during the siege of 1863. She recounts Union troops plundering and burning her home as well as destroying the homes of her friends and neighbors. She also recalls the kindness of others as she and her husband attempted to reestablish a home and life for their family. In a small excerpt at the end, Crozier also writes of the death of her brother, Dr. Henry Baker, at the hands of Union troops. This document is a typewritten...
Dates: 1863-1864

Jeremiah S. White Journals

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3868
Abstract

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

John M. Nugent Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1907
Abstract

Collection consists of a photocopied version of John M. Nugent's diary, written from 1864 to 1865 while he fought in the American Civil War. Nugent served in the 29th Missouri Regiment as a corporal in Company B. He recorded letters he sent and received, dates of battles he fought in, and weather conditions in his diary.

Dates: 1864-1865

N. E. Prentice Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0722
Abstract

N. E. Prentice's diary covers approximately seventy pages and dates from January through July of 1865. The entries discuss such topics as the foraging his unit has done, deserters, Union prisoners, African-American refugees, mustering out, Prentice's travel home, and his work after returning home. The diary also contains approximately seventeen pages of autographs from fellow soldiers and several pages of miscellaneous lists and notes.

Dates: 1865 January-October

Nelson E. Prentice Civil War Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3767
Abstract

This collection consists of Nelson E. Prentice's Civil War diary which details operations in Ohio and in the Eastern Tennessee/Knoxville area. Prentice served in the Ohio 1st Heavy Artillery from 1863-1865.

Dates: 1864

Pinckney Latham Collection

 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

Wesley Smith Dorris Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1916
Abstract

This collection contains a diary written by Wesley Smith Dorris - a private in the 30th Tennessee Infantry, Company K - between 1861 and 1863. Entries describe troop movements, correspondence between generals, fighting, and life in a prisoner camp.

Dates: 1861-1863

William Walker Ward Diary and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1270
Abstract Note This diary records William Ward's time as a prisoner of war during the Civil War, his release through officer exchange, and his activities during the last bit of the war. Throughout this diary, Ward records letters sent, money spent, and people met, as well as the weather and occasional bits of war news. As he traveled, he also mentions the food available in various parts of the South during the last year of the war. Also included are two portrait photographs of Ward and his wife, Bettie...
Dates: 1864 March 30-1865 April 6