Scope and Contents
This collection includes a typed transcription of Finney's pocket diary, which dates from January 1-December 31, 1863. Finney records in brief entries the daily activities of his military unit. The entires provide comments on camp life, Finney's duties, trips away from his military unit (including visits to Indianapolis and with his family), destinations of marches, visiting officers, and rumors of victory and defeat. Among specific events reported are the witnessing of a court martial, the...