Guide to the Isaac Sansbury Diary, 1864

Summary Information

Title: Isaac Sansbury Diary, 1864
Collection: AC.231
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

Isaac Sansbury Diary chronicles Sansbury's service with the 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry (Co. A) for the year 1864. The diary measures 3.5" x 2". Sansbury was from Ohio and born in 1847. Most entries only cite current locations, which were primarily in West Virginia. It also contains a list which appears to be members of his company.

Creator: Sansbury, Isaac

Biographical/Historical Note

Sansbury was from Ohio and born in 1847.  He served with the 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry (Co. A) for the year 1864.

Scope and Contents

Isaac Sansbury Diary chronicles Sansbury's service with the 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry (Co. A) for the year 1864. The diary measures 3.5" x 2". Sansbury was from Ohio and born in 1847. Most entries only cite current locations, which were primarily in West Virginia. It also contains a list which appears to be members of his company.

This collection provides a brief view of Appalachian man's enlistment in the Union Army documenting his travels. Additional documents includes a handwritten transcription. The diary is in very delicate condition. Few narratives of the 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Calvary exist.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series. Series A consists of Isaac Sansbury's diary, while Series B consists of a transcription of the diary. Both series are housed together in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish in August 2001. The accession number was AC.2001.076. This collection was opened on APril 6, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, April 2005; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, April 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.231: Isaac Sansbury Diary, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 Diary, 1864 Folder 1
Transcription Folder 1