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War diaries

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

James W. Ellis collection

 Collection — Folder S1703
Identifier: S1703
Scope and Contents This collection contains the Civil war diary of Ellis as well as a transcript of its contents. Also included are photocopies of some of his Civil war letters with transcripts, as well as photocopies of documents recording his service, an image of Ellis with his immediate family, and a brief biography of Ellis.
Dates: 1863-1977

John B. Conway collection

 Collection — Folder S2520
Identifier: S2520
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopy of a diary created by Joseph Conway ranging from December 1917 to November 1919 from his enlistment in the Navy, time in France, and discharge. In addition to regular entries, the diary served as an address book and includes cash payments and expenses. There is also a copy of a letter from the brother and sister-in-law of a friend in the Navy who had recently passed away, dated December 1965.
Dates: 1917-1965

John B. Elliott diary

 Collection — Folder S2385
Identifier: S2385
Scope and Contents This collection includes a diary kept by John B. Elliott of Harrison County, Indiana while he served with Company K, 59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. The entries begin on October 4, 1862 during the Battle of Corinth and ends on April 30, 1863 with his regiment near Vicksburg. His diary provides a view of camp life and the labor of war.The collection also includes an undated clipping of an illustration of one of the locomotive engines built by Hinkley and Drury of Boston,...
Dates: 1862-1863

John Cashner diary

 Collection — Folder S3049
Identifier: S3049
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopied transcription of a Civil War Era diary maintained by John Cashner during his time with Company E of the 13th Indiana Infantry Regiment. The diary begins on November 3rd, 1861 and journal entries go up to May 29th, 1862. Generally, there is a brief entry for every single day detailing the salient events that happened on that day. Topics covered include winter encampments, picket duty, items that were purchased and/or retrieved and daily camp life among...
Dates: 1861-1862

John D. Myers collection

 Collection — Folder S1005
Identifier: S1005
Scope and Contents The collection contains the diary, pension, and letter of John Myers. Myers’s diary entries begin on May 10, 1864, at Ringgold, Georgia, and ends on May 30, 1865 at Washington, D.C. This consists of 31 pages Xeroxed from the original small pages, 6 ½ wide x 4” high. From pages 32 to 39, John listed his finances, giving the total of $650.00 which he received while in the U.S. army service. These financial entries, in Millersburg, Indiana, begin on June 23, 1865 and end on Oct. 20, 1865. There...
Dates: 1864-1906

John M. Ray diary

 Collection — Folder S3083
Identifier: S3083
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of the 1865 diary used by John M. Ray while serving with Company C, 47th Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. The back pages of the diary contain several miscellaneous entries ranging from circa 1865 to 1871. The collection also includes photocopies of two pages of diary entries from late December 1864 and a February 17, 1892 document signed by Shelby Ray in acknowledgement of his payment in full of his share of Levi Ray's estate.
Dates: 1864-1892

Julius M. Waldschmidt collection

 Collection — Folder S1775
Identifier: S1775
Scope and Contents This collection includes a diary kept by Julius Waldschmidt with military-related expenses detailed by date during 1865. Also included within the diary are possible unit locations and names of individuals he served alongside. On December 28, 1889, Julius corresponded with William F. Fox, State of New York Forest Commission, concerning where to purchase a copy of "Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865." Several pages from "Regimental Losses" is included. Excerpts in the report...
Dates: 1865-1918

Levi L. Levering Civil War diary

 Collection — Folder S3334
Identifier: S3334
Scope and Contents This collection includes a diary from Levi L. Levering ranging from 1865/02/01 to 1865/05/17 regarding his time in the U.S. Civil War as a musician.
Dates: 1865

Lewis B. Jessup diary

Identifier: S2165
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopy of the Lewis B. Jessup diary. The first half of the diary was written while Jessup was a soldier with the 24th Indiana Volunteer Infantry stationed in Galveston, Texas. The first part of the diary focuses on troop movements and camp life and also contains short biographies on some of the men in his unit. The style of the diary changes after his return to Indiana in late 1865 and focuses on his daily life. The diary also contains: a March 1868 land rental...
Dates: 1861-1910

Paul E. Taylor clippings

 Collection — Folder S1285
Identifier: S1285
Scope and Contents This collection comprises an October 17, 1943 newspaper article from the Indianapolis Star containing a reprint of entries from Paul E. Taylor's World War II diary, ranging from December 28, 1941 to December 5, 1942, regarding his experiences in the military, travel to Camp Roberts in California, and Australia.
Dates: 1941-1942