William and Isaac Seymour collection  1825-1869
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Partial subject index, William Seymour journals. Section 1: March-April 1862 --Defense and surrender of Fort Jackson

  • Concerning his appointment
  • Iron-clad ships
  • Fort Jackon
  • Soldiers' flagging zeal; mutiny
  • Green soldiers' performance
  • Rumors of surrender of New Orleans
  • Fort Jackson bombarded
  • Surrender of Fort Jackson
  • Soldier deserts
  • Ben Butler
  • Catholic priest's performance
  • New Orleans Commerical Bulletin

Partial subject index, William Seymour journals. Section 2: Campaigns in Virginia, April-May, 1863

  • Camp life
  • Irish launderess (good story)
  • View of Union camp
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Interaction with Union camp
  • "Yankee cunning and duplicity
  • Fredericksburg
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

Partial subject index, William Seymour journals. Section 3: Campaigns in Pennsylvania, June-July, 1863

  • Bitter cavalry skirmish
  • Troops' treatment of civilians
  • Winchester and aftermath
  • York, Pa., and its citizens
  • March in Pennsylvania
  • Knights of the Golden Circle
  • Drunkeness
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • Pennsylvania countryside
  • Retreat into Virginia

Partial subject index, William Seymour journals. Section 4: September-December, 1863

  • Bristoe Campaign
  • Execution of a deserter
  • Mine Run Campaign
  • Soldier spurns a chance to desert
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Christmas Eve

Partial subject index, William Seymour journals. Section 5: Campaigns of May, 1864

  • Battle of the Wilderness
  • Decomposition of bodies; Union vs. Confederate
  • Death of Gen. Micah Jenkins
  • Spotsylvania Campaign; Hancock's assault
  • Plundering dead bodies

Partial subject index, William Seymour journals. Section 6: Mid-May-September, 1864 (smaller journal only)

  • Spotsylvania Campaign
  • Shenandoah Valley Campaign
  • Battle of North Anna River
  • Mrs. John B. Gordon's heroism
  • Cold Harbor
Bibliography

Jones, Terry L. Lee's Tigers: the Louisiana infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987)

Seymour, William J. The Civil War memoirs of Capt. William J. Seymour: reminiscences of a Louisiana Tiger (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991)