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Civil War Diaries [manuscript] 1864-1865.

Hotchkin, William S
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Finding Aid Note
Summary with annotated list of selected diary entries available.
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
Topics in the brief daily entries include duties as company clerk; a brief account of the battle of Chaffin's Farm (Fort Harrison) including the ransacking of a Confederate postmaster's house; death of a fellow soldier killed by a Confederate sharpshooter; presidential election of 1864; and the siege of Petersburg.
Also the explosion of a Confederate gunboat; Thanksgiving Day activities; shooting of two deserters, news from a "Darkie" who crossed the lines; recreation including dances and baseball; African-American soldiers; and news of the war's end including the capture of Petersburg, fall of Richmond, surrender at Appomattox and death of Lincoln.
Postwar entries include a tour of Richmond; repairs to Mayo's Island Bridge; mustering out and journey home and sightseeing in New York City.
Description
2 v.
Cite as
William S. Hotchkin. Civil War Diaries, 1864-1865, Accession #11226, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Biographical Note
Civil War Union soldier and company clerk in Company E, 1st Regiment New York Engineers "Serrell's Engineers." Enlisted August 30, 1864; mustered out June 29, 1865.
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