- Call number
- MssCol 4828
- Physical description
- .08 linear feet (1 vol.)
- Preferred Citation
- Diary of a Confederate Soldier, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Diary of an anonymous Confederate soldier written from August 1864 through August 1865. Meticulously dated and written with fine penmanship, the diary recounts a year in the life of a soldier. It begins near Petersburg, Virginia and concludes near Harrisonberg(?). The diary records first-hand narrative accounts of day-to-day activities and includes observations on battles, illnesses, orders from generals and weather conditions, the reelection of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency, and Lee's surrender at Appomatox.
Source of acquisitionGift, Gettleman, Marvin, E, 03/16/1994
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328