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Charles Wood diary, 1857-1869

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Type: Diaries | Text
Creator: Wood, Charles, fl. 1857-1869
Title: Charles Wood diary, 1857-1869
Date: 1857-1869
Description: The collection consists of a diary of Charles Wood from 1857-1861, 1863. Early entries relate to his activities as a law student and his political views. Entries in 1861 describe his journey from Richmond (Va.) to Tallahassee (Fla.) after being assigned as aide-de-camp to General John B. Grayson, who was Commander of the Dept. of East Florida. Wood describes the various towns he traveled through and upon arriving in Tallahassee, the illness and death of General Grayson. In 1863, he wrote a short entry discussing the war's impact on his personal philosophy. The volume also contains personal financial accounts from 1868-1869.

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

Charles Wood served as an aide-de-camp to General John B. Grayson during the Civil War, resided in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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: Grayson, John B., d. 1861 | Confederate States of America. Army | College students--Virginia | Soldiers--Virginia | Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate | Tallahassee (Fla.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. | Virginia | Tallahassee (Fla.) | Florida
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Charles Wood diary. MS 2734(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Charles Wood diary. MS 2734(M). 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:harg2734-001-001

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