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This collection contains the diary of John B. Young from October 30, 1864 to May 20, 1865, mainly commenting on the day to day happenings in his regiment during the winter picket post and guard duty. Entries include daily comments on the weather and the pace of work. Some entries include mention of men captured by rebels, rebel deserters/prisoners, and the progress and frustrations of building the stockades with some comments regarding the African Americans who worked with the timber train.

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Publication Date

September 2006


Civil War, Civil War Diary, Union Army, 204th Pennsylvania Infantry, 5th Heavy Artillery, Camp Reynolds, Civil War Camp Life


History | Military History | United States History

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Finding Aid

MS-078: John B. Young, Company H, Pennsylvania 5th Heavy Artillery Regiment