A Civil War Soldier's Diary


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A century and a half after Appomattox, the diaries of soldiers continue to surface, and Civil War enthusiasts, including many university professors, dream of finding a lost piece of history. Such was the delight of David Roe, whose friend gave him a remarkable family heirloom the diary of Valentine C. Randolph which included handwritten daily entries starting on the day Randolph enlisted and ending on the evening before he arrived home. Spanning three years of military experience in the 39th Illinois Regiment, this diary ...

A Civil War Soldier's Diary 2006, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875803432