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John Brentlinger diary, 1862-1863.

Author/creator Brentlinger, John
Format Archival & Manuscript Material
Description0.110 cubic ft. (1 item)
Supplemental Content Finding aid
Scope and content Most of the brief notations record movements of Brentlinger's company from Chambersburg, Pa., to New Bern, N.C., and back again. The troops were encamped at New Bern from January 1 until April 23, 1863, and at Washington, N.C., from April 23 until June 26, 1863. Much of the diary describes the daily routine of camp life. A few notations pertain to troop movements to Trenton, N.C., officers' activities, the testing of artillery (May 21, June 3, 1863), and minor skirmishes around New Bern and Washington. Also included are descriptions of Washington, N.C., including Main Street (Apr. 24, 1863), the saw mill (Apr. 30, May 4, 1863), the hospital (May 4, 1863), and the accidental burning of a supply boat (May 2, 1863).
Access restrictionNo access restrictions.
Cite as John Brentlinger Diary (#438), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Terms of useLiterary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Acquisitions source Joyner- Gift of Tony B. Day.
Biographical noteJohn Brentlinger was a private in Company D of the 158th Regiment of Pennsylvania drafted militia, which was commanded by Colonel David Bell McKibbin. Brentlinger maintained a daily diary reflecting his service in the United States Army between October 21, 1862, and August 5, 1863.

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Joyner Manuscript Collection #438 - DOES NOT CIRCULATE ✔ Available Request Material