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Celestia Lee Barker papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0246
Scope and Content

The main focus of this collection is Celestia Lee Barker's journal, which she began in 1863 at the age of 17. She wrote consistently in the journal from 1863 to 1866, documenting the events of her daily life. There are only occasional entries after 1866. These later entries, written on birthdays or anniversaries, relate to the Barker's marriage and family.

Dates: 1860-1987, undated

John W. Chambers Civil War diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0159
Scope and Content The collection consists of John W. Chambers' diary for 1863. The diary contains brief entries by Chambers detailing his experiences in camp, on marches, and at battle, as well as entries made while in the regimental hospital in July-August 1863. The final entries recording Chambers' illness and death are written in a different hand. The memoranda pages at the back of the diary include a note about his enlistment and other men who enlisted at the same time. Also at...
Dates: 1863

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