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The Henry W. Siebert journals, of which there are two, cover the years 1863 and 1865 respectively. The journals themselves are leather bound notebooks closed with straps, the whole measuring 3 inches by 6 inches. The 1863 volume numbers 90 pages, with entries for every day. The 1865 diary numbers 150 pages and has entries for January 1, 1865 through May 24, 1865. The entries are generally short in nature, not exceeding a paragraph in length. The text is normally limited to a discussion of the morning weather, general activity of the day and the geographic location reached by nightfall. A number of battles are mentioned, including Chancellorsville, Aldie, Upperville, Gettysburg, Petersburg and Appomattox.
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Civil War, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War Diary, Cavalry, Siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Court House
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Gwinn, Christopher M., "MS-075: Henry W. Siebert, Company E, 16th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry." (June 2006). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.