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Journal of Private Wood [manuscript] 1862 June 29-September 13.

Wood, Ephraim A
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
Ephraim A. Wood journal
Finding Aid Note
Transcription available. Transcribed by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards.
Summary
Wood's journal describes life in camp and on the march including weather, meals, drills, entertainment, work unloading trains and loading teams, being crippled by rheumatism, and war rumors.
He gives excellent, detailed descriptions of his participation in the battles of Cedar Mountain and Second Bull Run, and the march to Antietam, including a truce to bury the dead after Cedar Mountain during which Generals Hartsuff and Stuart "spent two hours together under a shady tree talking of old times."
Other topics include a sermon preached on Mark Tapley of "Martin Chuzzlewit," repairing clocks, a speech by General Banks, the local civilians near camp and on the line of march, particularly around Warrenton, Va., depredations by the 104th New York, employing African-Americans in camp, and a memorial service for Martin Van Buren.
Generals Carroll, Duryeé, Hartsuff, McDowell, Pope and Ricketts are briefly mentioned.
Description
1 v.
Cite as
Ephraim A. Wood Civil War Journal, 1862, Accession #12021, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Coles Fund, 2001/2002.
Biographical Note
Civil War private, Co.C. 13th Massachusetts Infantry. Wounded at Antietam and discharged. Later (post diary) a Lt. in the 55th Massachsetts (Negro) Volunteers.
Technical Details
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    a| Civil War private, Co.C. 13th Massachusetts Infantry. Wounded at Antietam and discharged. Later (post diary) a Lt. in the 55th Massachsetts (Negro) Volunteers.
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