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Civil War journal and account book

 Collection
Identifier: AC-724

Scope and Contents

The writer/owner of this Civil War Journal and Account Book is not identified, and there are scattered dates from 1861-1887, with the journal section being an almost daily account of a soldier's war experiences, from South Carolina to Bull Run to the Hazel River in Virginia. The diary starts with the regiment's muster in date, April 13, 1861 and continues until Feb. 1862. There is also a page with a "list of the dead" from the regiment, listing the name and date of soldier's death. There is also a list of soldiers who mustered out, with names and dates.

The book includes ledger pages and newspaper clippings and almanac enteries cut and pasted to many of the pages. There are also recipes for making honey and soap. A few loose pages are included with photocopies.

Dates

  • circa 1861-1887

Language

The materials in this collection are all in English.

Access Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

The writer and owner of this journal is unknown. The “Col. Bee” referred to in the Civil War journal part on June 4 (1861?) may have been Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The Civil War Journal and Account Book includes a journal documenting an unidentified soldier's war experiences from South Carolina to Bull Run to the Hazel River in Virginia. The diary starts with the regiment's muster in date, April 13, 1861 and continues until February 1862.

Arrangement

As this collection contains a journal and a few loose papers without dates, there is no formal arrangement.

Acquisitions Information

The collection along with several books cataloged and placed in Closed Appalachian and the Rare Books Collections was a donation from Roby Triplett, Boone, North Carolina in 2009. It was accessioned as AC.2010.073.

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, December 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.
Title
AC.724: Civil War journal and account book, circa 1861-1887
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Anita Elliott
Date
12/20/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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