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Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War diary, 1861-1862

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Type: Texts (document genres) | Diaries | Text
Creator: Jenkins, Cyrus Franklin, ca. 1837-1864
Title: Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War diary, 1861-1862
Jenkins diary
Cyrus F. Jenkins diary
Civil War diary of Cyrus F. Jenkins
Jenkins Civil War diary
Date: 1861 July-1862 Apr.
Description: 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. The site contains a transcription and images of the diary, a chronology of Jenkins' activities, a civil war timeline covering July 1861 to April 1862, a historical note, brief descriptions of the players and places mentioned by Jenkins, as well as suggested related archival collections and links to a civil war bibliography, related websites, and a map of the Gauley River region (hosted by the Library of Congress).

Title from title screen.

Digital images and full-text encoding of original manuscripts, scanned and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2003.

Subjects: Jenkins, Cyrus Franklin, ca. 1837-1864 | Confederate States of America. Army--Military life | Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Regiment, 13th | Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 13th. Company B | Confederate States of America. Army--Medical care | Soldiers--Georgia--Diaries | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | West Virginia--Description and travel | Virginia--Description and travel | Georgia--Description and travel | West Virginia | Virginia | Georgia | Meriwether County (Ga.) | Chatham County (Ga.)
Contributors: Troup County Archives
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2003
Original Material: Cyrus F. Jenkins Diary, Jenkins-Bass Collection, Troup County Archives.
Rights and Usage: This work is the property of the Digital Library of Georgia. 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.

Cite as: Cyrus F. Jenkins Diary, Jenkins-Bass Collection, Troup County Archives, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Related Materials: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/jenk/

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Troup County Archives
Collection Information: Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862