Guide to the Civil War Journal and Account Book, circa 1861-1887

Summary Information

Title: Civil War Journal and Account Book, circa 1861-1887
Collection: AC.724
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Civil War Journal and Account Book includes a journal documenting an unidentified soldier's war experiences from South Carolina to Bull Run to the Hazel River in Virginia. The diary starts with the regiment's muster in date, April 13, 1861 and continues until February 1862.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The writer and owner of this journal is unknown. The “Col. Bee” referred to in the Civil War journal part on June 4 (1861?) may have been Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr.

Scope and Contents

The writer/owner of this Civil War Journal and Account Book is not identified, and there are scattered dates from 1861-1887, with the journal section being an almost daily account of a soldier's war experiences, from South Carolina to Bull Run to the Hazel River in Virginia. The diary starts with the regiment's muster in date, April 13, 1861 and continues until Feb. 1862. There is also a page with a list of the dead from the regiment, listing the name and date of soldier's death. There is also a list of soldiers who mustered out, with names and dates.

The book includes ledger pages and newspaper clippings and almanac enteries cut and pasted to many of the pages. There are also recipes for making honey and soap. A few loose pages are included with photocopies.

Arrangement

As this collection contains a journal and a few loose papers without dates, there is no formal arrangement.

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 collection along with several books cataloged and placed in Closed Appalachian and the Rare Books Collections was a donation from Roby Triplett, Boone, North Carolina in 2009. Accession number AC.2010.073

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.724: Civil War Journal and Account Book, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Civil War Journal and Account Book, circa 1861-1887 ACSC_Box 24, Folder 16