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Edward. N. BOOTS

http://home.att.net/~edboots/edwardnboots.htm
english
1862 - 1864

Civil War Letters of Edward Nicholas Boots, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 101st Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry. From the Peninsula Campaign to Andersonville.

R. W. BURT 

http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~lstevens/burt
english
1861 - 1865

Burt accordingly enlisted December 3, 1861, in Company G, Seventy-sixth Ohio Infantry. Upon the organization of the regiment he was elected Second Lieutenant. He went with his company to the seat of war and after the battle of Arkansas Post, was promoted to a First Lieutenancy. At the expiration of the first term of enlistment, Lieut. Burt re-entered the ranks in March, 1864 as Captain of Company H, 76th Ohio Infantry, which he commanded until the close of the war and was mustered out July 15, 1865.

Robert C. Carden 

http://my.dmci.net/~bmacd
english
1861 - 1863

Robert C. Carden was born in Coffee County, Tennessee on July 4, 1843, the youngest of the five children of Reuben and Sarah (nee' Henry) Carden. On May 23, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army at Manchester, Tenn. He served in Company B of the 16th Tennessee Infantry until January of 1865. He, and the 16th Tennessee fought at Perrysville, Murfreesboro and Chickamauga and from there to Lovejoy Station below Atlanta. This soldier was wounded at Perrysville and Nashville.

Eugene Goodwin

http://www.ioweb.com/civilwar/goodwin_diary/index.html
english
1861 - 1864

Eugene Goodwin, of the 99th New York Infantry Regiment, kept a remarkable diary during his Civil War enlistment. He was a 28 year old schoolteacher when he entered the army and was an interesting and articulate writer. He was frank in comments and criticisms of his superiors and fellow soldiers.He witnessed important historical events including the inauguration of President Lincoln on March 4, 1861, and the battle of the ironclads, the Monitor and Merrimac on March 9, 1862. His diary entries at the end of the year reflect upon the past year and look forward to a more promising new year.

Harvey S. Hogue 

http://www.cartania.com/history/harvey1.html
english
1862 - 1864

Harvey Hogue joined the Ohio 115th and had many fascinating adventures, some of which are recorded here in these 'Excerpts from War Reminiscences', written in 1900. Part One includes some background material and several remarkable incidents. Part Two describes his capture by Confederate forces, his shipment to Andersonville, and his harrowing escape.

Albert L. Ketzle

http://www.ketzle.com/diary
english
1861 - 1866
This history of Company A 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, was written by our father, Henry Ketzle, for his family and at the request of an old comrade. The data is from his diary kept by him throughout the Civil War Years, and written in the early 1900's.

Abiel T. Laforge

http://www.heatherrosejones.com/laforgediary/index.html
english
1861 - 1880
In October, 1861 Abiel enlisted in Company C of the 85th New York Volunteers and his memoirs begin two months later.After the Civil War LaForge became the partner of Rowland H. Macy and shared the partnership after Macy's death. Tuberculosis caused his death on February 11, 1878 in Palatka, Florida where his wife Margaret Swain Getchell LaForge had taken him in hopes of extending his life.

Basil H. Messler 

http://www.augustana.edu/library/SpecialCollections/special/Messler/index1.html
english
1861 - 1863
The diary of Basil H. Messler (1834-1916) spans the time period of February 27, 1864 to January 30, 1865. Most of this time was spent in Vicksburg, Ms. and along the portion of the Mississippi River between that city and Greenville, Ms. The diary represents a day-to-day account of events while enlisted in the Mississippi Marine Brigade (initialed M.M.B. in the diary). The Mississippi Marine Brigade, commanded by Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet, was an amphibious company that patrolled the river protecting area plantations from Rebel raids.

Albert L. Moses

http://www.ioweb.com/civilwar
english
1861 - 1863
The memoirs were probably written in 1911 and describe the organization and early action of Company G, 93rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers. These recollections end abruptly after the surrender of Vicksburg. The diary was started on Aug. 28, 1863. Included are selections that may be of particular interest.

Albert L. Peel

http://myweb.cableone.net/4jdurham/peel/61peelmayjune.html
english
1861 - 1863
Transcribed diary of Albert L. Peel, of Chulahoma, MS. He served as Adjutant in the 19th Mississippi Regiment from May 1861 until his death at Spottsylvania, VA in 1864.

Cornelius C. Platter

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hargrett/platter/
english
1864 - 1865
Civil War diary of Lt. (later Capt.) Cornelius C. Platter, of the 81st Ohio Infantry Volunteers, from November, 1864 - April 27, 1865. Platter's diary details Sherman's march through Georgia from Rome to Savannah and the march north through the Carolinas. He gives dates, times, and lengths of marches and describes the weather, locale, scenery, and food as well as orders, rumors, positions, troop morale, and administrative duties. The diary also includes a description of the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, the news of the Confederate surrender, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

John A.  ritter 

http://gwillritter.tripod.com
english
1861 - 1863
Letters from a doctor while serving as Regimental Surgeon in the 49th Indiana Volunteers from 1861 to 1863. Written during the regiment's campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Bradford R. A.  scott 

http://home.swbell.net/mck9/brascott
english
1861 - 1865
This document is a rambling reminiscence, not always quite grammatical, with digressions about trains, dogs, and horses. Most importantly, though, it recounts Scott's experiences as a boy amid the tumult surrounding Fredericksburg, Virginia, through four years of warfare. Though too young to serve as a regular soldier, he made his own contributions to the Southern cause, sometimes at great peril to himself.

William J. Strieby 

http://home.att.net/~cwletters
english
1861 - 1865
This site contains the text and scanned images of several letters written by William J. and Mary E. (Fordyce) Strieby between 1861 and 1865; including a letter that mentions both the death of Lincoln and Lee's surrender. They are written to and from Noble County, Indiana.

Henry W. Tisdale

http://www.civilwardiary.net/
english
1862 - 1865
Diary of Henry W. Tisdale, who enlisted in Company I, Thirty-fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, and was given the rank of sergeant, covering the Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi campaigns. On May 24th Henry was captured and held at several Rebel prisons, including Libby Prison in Richmond, Andersonville Prison in Georgia. While at Andersonville Henry  was responsible for 90 fellow prisoners. His duties included obtaining rations, roll call, and taking the sick to the hospital. He was exchanged on March 3,1865 and discharged on June 13th after three years of war.

Henry W. underwood 

http://dcwi.com/~dave/underwood.html
english
1862 - 1865

The Civil War diary of Albert Underwood of Annapolis, Park County, Indiana. He was a member of the 9th Indiana Light Artillery. It covers the period of the war from January 1, 1864 thru January 11, 1865. It is a very different account than the one we read in the history books. It tells what the war was like to a young man from Indiana as he moved around the country with his unit.

Jakob wEISS 

http://www.shasta.com/suesgoodco/jakob/
english
1862 - 1864

The Civil War Letters of Private Jakob Weiss (Jacob Wise), 107 Ohio Infantry, Co. D. He served until  wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of  Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 2, 1863.  He was kept on the company rolls until the end of the Civil War and discharged on July 10, 1865.  He was never heard from again after his capture and it was assumed that he died of his wounds while a prisoner of war.

Owen T. wright 

http://otw-civilwardiary.blogspot.com
english
since 1861 - 

These are the civil war adventures of Owen Thomas Wright, 14th Indiana Volunteers. As the journal and commentary unfold, you'll follow Owen from being one of the first to answer Lincoln's call for volunteers, to the front lines of major battles fought by the Army of the Potomac, through his attempts to escape Confederate captors after being interred at Andersonville.

1880 - 1881 , 18991902 Boer Wars

Alfred Lewis Collett

http://www.muralist.freeserve.co.uk/diary.htm
english
1899 - 1890
The writings of Private Collett as a mounted infantryman in the second war.

A.G. Garrish

http://www.bcpl8s.ca/boer/
english
1900 - 1901
The Records of "I" Company - A Brief History of the East Surrey Volunteers Service in the South African War. The war diary of Private A.G. Garrish, a participant in the war.

1898 Spanish-American War

John Henry Asendorf

http://www.paspanishamericanwar.com/diaries/asendorf.html
english
1898 - 1999
John Henry served in the 10th Regiment, Company C, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He served from May 8th, 1898 until sometime shortly after August 21, 1899 (the date of his last diary entry). He kept a diary rather religiously during this time.

Joseph John Collins

http://www.webmousepublications.com/itow/jjc/jjc-home.html
english
1899 - 1901
Joseph John Collins of Philadelphia enlisted to serve in the Spanish-American War and kept a Journal of his experiences from September 1899 through June 1901.

1959 - 1975 VIETNAM War

Edward Blanco

http://vietnamdiary.com/
english
1968
Memoir that relies heavily on excerpts from the diary Blanco kept during his tour with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.

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