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Daniel M. Carlton Civil War diary

Identifier: AC-649

Scope and Contents

This diary contains almost daily entries detailing the life of a Civil War soldier in combat. It mentions several other men's names, maybe also Watauga residents, that he meets on the battlefield. The last entry is from a friend R.A.S. who tells that Daniel received a mortal wound on May 12, 1864 and died May 14, 1864. He extends his sympathies to the friends of Daniel and apparently saw that they received his diary.

A letter from the donor, John L. Morehead, describes his acquisition of the diary and his transcription of it.


  • 1864


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical Note

Daniel M. Carlton as a Civil War soldier from Stony Fork, Watauga County, North Carolina. He was wounded on May 12, 1864 and died two days later on May 14, 1864.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection consists of two photocopies of a Civil War soldier's tour of duty in the war. Daniel M. Carlton was from Stony Fork, Watauga County, North Carolina, and was killed in May 1864.


This collection is arranged in one folder.

Acquisitions Information

The copies of this diary were donated by John L. Morehead of Salisbury, who owns the original according to his letter of 1984. The collection was accessioned as AC.2004.026.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, May 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
AC.649: Daniel M. Carlton Civil War diary, 1864-1984
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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