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Cook, Henry (fl. 1862-1864) 1862 Diary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03958.01 Author/Creator: Cook, Henry (fl. 1862-1864) Place Written: [various places] Type: Diary Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 v. ; 8 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Henry Cook writes daily entries on camp life, including rations, illness, gambling, picket duty, construction projects, pay, and promotions. He includes information on military actions (battles at Fort Donelson, Fort Macon, and [Pea?] Ridge), as well as on desertion, scouting expeditions, contrabands, weapon distribution, and spies. His daily entries, written in ink, inlcude brief weather reports, and each month ends with a slightly longer reflection.

People: Allen, Colonel
Bryant, George
Cook, Henry
Dallas, Corporal
Dilks, Corporal
Emory, William H
Foster, General
Gafney, Adam
Green, Corporal
Hankins, George, Private
Heckman, Lieutenant Colonel
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall", 1824-1863
Lawrence, Corporal
Merrill, Lieutenant
Moffat, James Clement
Oglesby, Captain
Pope, John, 1822-1892
Reavis, J
Reed, Private
Taylor, Lieutenant
Tinker, Private
Townley, Billy
Weller, Lieutenant
Wilson, Lieutenant Colonel
Wright, Sergeant

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: BattleCavalryCivil WarContrabandsDesertionDraftFort DonelsonGamblingHospitalInfantryInjury or WoundMalariaMilitary HistoryMilitary RationsMilitary ServicePrisoner of WarRailroadSoldier's DiarySoldier's PayThanksgivingUnion ForcesYellow Fever

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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