W.B. Enderton Diary Collection
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Scope and Contents
W. B. Enderton' diary dates from May 1, 1864 to July 17, 1865, and describes his wartime activities in great detail. His regiment participated in the Atlanta campaign and witnessed the burning of much of Georgia. He describes many battles and skirmishes, as well as the everyday life of a soldier. Enderton also discusses Lincoln's election, assassination, and Copperhead politics. The diary is missing pages 37-48 and pages 53-56.
- Creation: 1864-1865
- Enderton, W.B. (Person)
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.25 Linear Feet
1 Volumes (1 small unbound diary.)
Language of Materials
Civil War soldier, member of the 34th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Participated in the Atlanta Campaign and saw a good deal of action in Georgia. Recorded. Wrote of many battles and skirmishes.
This collection was formerly known as the W.B. Emmons diary, but new information courtesy of a researcher came to light in 2021 that allowed us to appropriately identify the diary’s origin and author of the diary.
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (Person)
- United States Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 34th (1861-1865) (Organization)
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