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MS - 026: Aide-de-camp to General John E. Wool, Civil War Diary

Processed by: Leia Dunn
July 2001

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Provenance: Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2000

Biography:
This diary was authored by an unknown Civil War officer who was an aid-de-camp to General John E. Wool stationed at Fort Monroe, Virginia. In his diary, he recorded that he had a servant by the name of "Philip", and wrote to his wife Maggie and other friends and relatives living in Troy, New York, where he most likely enlisted. He also corresponded with his brother Fred Cross [Crop?] who lived in London, England.

Scope and Content Notes:
The diary depicts a Union staff officer's day-to-day life during the year of 1862. Highlights include accounts of the Merrimac's naval battles and also of the battles at South Mountain, Harpers Ferry and Antietam. In the back of the diary are a few addresses of friends and relatives in Troy, New York and his brother Fred's address in London, England.

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