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Abram Rinker diaries, 1863-1864

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Type: Diaries | Text | Text
Creator: Rinker, Abram
Title: Abram Rinker diaries, 1863-1864
Date: 1863-1864
Description: The collection consists of two Civil War diaries of Abram Rinker written during his service with Company B of the 52nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers from May 1863 - December 1864. Rinker was stationed in North and South Carolina including Beauford, Morris, James, and Folly Islands (S.C.) and Ft. Strong (N.C.). Entries discuss Rinker's health; the weather; camp life - drills, guard duty, foraging for food, and officers; bombardments and shelling along the coast; and ship movements - including battles involving the "ironsides." Other entries pertain to the execution of a deserter, new conscripts in the unit, the arrival of Confederate prisoners, news of battles in other states, particularly the taking of Atlanta, election results in the North, both local and national. Rinker was apparently mustered out in October 1864 since the final entries pertain to life at home and visits with relatives.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Abram Rinker, Union soldier with Company B of the 52nd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, from Furman Hill, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 52nd (1861-1865) | Soldiers--Pennsylvania--Diaries | North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | North Carolina | South Carolina
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Abram Rinker diaries. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Abram Rinker diaries. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg0391-001-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia