||The collection consists of excerpts from the journal of Civil War officer Cornelius Hart Carlton. Topics include life in the Confederate Army; surrender at Appomattox; the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln; battle history of the 24th Virginia Cavalry Regiment; Carlton's views on the Reconstruction Period, which includes mention of the rivalry between Congress and President Andrew Johnson, the enfranchisement of African Americans and disenfranchisement of southern whites, the Freedmen's Bureau, the actions of Federal officers, the 1868 election and administration of General Ulysses Simpson Grant; and description of litigation connected with the execution of a will. Also includes a tract of the Baptist Association convention that contains the early views of that religion on social customs and mores, including temperance, music, and styles of dress.
|Access restriction||Joyner- No access restrictions.|
||Cornelius Hart Carlton Papers (#85), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
|Reproduction note||Joyner- Photocopy. Greenville, N.C.: East Carolina University, 1969.|
|Location of original||Originals deposited in Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.|
||Joyner- Loaned by Mr. Edward V. Carlton, Jr.
|Biographical note||Cornelius Hart Carlton (1826-1887) was born at "Melvin," a plantation in King and Queen County, Va. During his life, he was a planter, soldier, officer in the Confederate Army, and county surveyor.|