Levi E. Kent journal  1861-1862
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   Container / Location    Title
Box   3.3b Schoff Civil War Diaries and Journals  
Levi E. Kent journal,  1861 September -1862 September [series]:
 
  September 1861 [subseries]:
 
Rigid discipline
 
  October 1861 [subseries]:
 
Commissions
 
Trip to D.C.
 
Description of Capitol building
 
Unrest at discipline
 
Lincoln
 
Party with champagne
 
Ben Perley Poore
 
Funeral
 
  November 1861 [subseries]:
 
Unpopular new colonel
 
Camp in the field
 
Maryland election
 
Improvised stove
 
George McClellan
 
Moving camp
 
Thanksgiving dinner
 
  December 1861 [subseries]:
 
Picket at Edsell's Hill
 
Army morality
 
Christmas gifts
 
Christmas celebration
 
Menu
 
Sleeping arrangements
 
Thoughts of home
 
  January 1862 [subseries]:
 
New Year's Day
 
Gen. Howard departs
 
On board the Eastern Queen
 
Pastimes
 
Fortress Monroe
 
Steamers and sinkings in Cape Hatteras
 
Stuck on a sandbar
 
Human nature
 
Food/water in dirty barrels
 
Music and games
 
Poor conditions on board ship
 
Local folks: poor whites
 
Roanoke Island
 
  February 1862 [subseries]:
 
Battle at Roanoke Island (with map)
 
Aftermath
 
Wounded and dead
 
Prisoners (including son of Gov. Wise)
 
Burnside
 
Foraging
 
Death from "lack of whiskey"
 
Funeral
 
Description of Camp Parke, N.C.
 
Lizards
 
  March 1862 [subseries]:
 
Illness
 
KP duty
 
Palace intrigue: Captain and Colonel
 
Skirmish at Slocum's Creek (lengthy and excellent description)
 
N.C. union sympathizer
 
Beaufort, N.C.
 
Macon House resort area
 
Deserted plantation; slaves
 
  April 1862 [subseries]:
 
Preliminaries and attack on Fort Macon
 
Box from home
 
  May 1862 [subseries]:
 
Bilious fever
 
Steamship journey: Beaufort to New York
 
  July 1862 [subseries]:
 
[Kent did not keep his journal during a leave of absence]
 
R.I. and Philadelphia southern sympathizers
 
Description of Philadelphia
 
Baltimore: "rotten to the core"
 
Dissatisfaction with new colonel
 
Resignations
 
Halleck in camp
 
  August 1862 [subseries]:
 
Continued dissatisfaction in camp
 
Whiskey quarrel
 
False "rebel signal"
 
Maneuvers around Fredericksburg, Va.
 
Stolen George Washington memorabilia
 
  September 1862 [subseries]:
 
Aquia Creek
 
Skirmish
 
Closing thoughts; discharge