MsC 10

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1864 -- 1865
1 small unbound diary

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Posted to Internet: February 1998

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Biographical Note

W.B. Emmons was a soldier with the 34th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

W. B. Emmons’ diary dates from May 1, 1864 to July 17, 1865, and describes his wartime activities in great detail. His regiment participated in the Atlanta campaign and witnessed the burning of much of Georgia. He describes many battles and skirmishes, as well as the everyday life of a soldier. Emmons also discusses Lincoln's election, assassination, and Copperhead politics. The diary is missing pages 37-48 and pages 53-56.

Box List

Diary, May 1, 1864 -- July 17, 1865. Lacks pages 37 -- 48 and 53 -- 56.

Digitized diary