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Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862

About the Digitized Version

Author: Jenkins, Cyrus Franklin, ca. 1837-1864
Extent: 1 v. (113 p.)
Repository: Troup County Archives
collection: Jenkins-Bass collection, 1861-ca. 1900 (Ms. 91)

About the diary: The Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861 - 1862, held at the Troup County Archives, chronicles Cyrus Franklin Jenkins' experiences as an enlisted man in the Meriwether Volunteers, Company B, 13th Georgia Infantry Regiment, during the first year of the war, June 1861 to March 1862. Jenkins vividly describes the early euphoria of the war and the regiment's campaigns in western Virginia (now West Virginia) as part of Floyd's Brigade and in Savannah in Lawton's Brigade. The regiment took part in skirmishes at Sewell Mountain, Laurel Hill, and Whitemarsh Island. While traveling, Jenkins also remarks on the changing scenery he encounters. Additionally, his account of camp life highlights the medical care available to Confederate soldiers at this stage in the war. Jenkins was killed at Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 12, 1864.

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Creation of Jenkins Diary Site:The following Troup County Archives, Georgia HomePLACE, and Digital Library of Georgia staff and student assistants contributed to the production of the Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862 site:

SGML file size: 155k

Publisher: The Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA 30602

Date: 2003

Publication status: This work is the property of The University of Georgia Libraries. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Editorial notes for SGML version: Quotation marks retained as data except inside q tags; Errors in transcription of the text controlled with Microsoft Word spell-checker; text has also been thoroughly proofread.; Corrections and normalization represented by editorial tags.; All unambiguous end-of-line hyphens removed. Daily entries are treated as divisions.

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