John Byrd Hall, Jr. diary 1861
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Title: John Byrd Hall, Jr. diary
Creator: Hall, John Byrd, Jr., ca. 1841-1863
Inclusive dates: 1861
Extent: 1 volume
John Byrd Hall, Jr., of Fredericksburg, Virginia, was a Confederate soldier who enlisted in the Fredericksburg Light Artillery (Capt. Pollock's Company Virginia Light Artillery) on August 6, 1861. His short diary, covering a 43-day period between August 10th and September 20th, 1861, describes his time spent at Camp Braxton near Aquia Creek, Va. He did not see combat during this time, but filled his days with drills, guard duty, reading books, a "Philos Lodge" discussion group, prayer meetings, and chess. This diary is a handwritten copy of the original made by Capt. John P. Reynolds, a Union officer, in 1888.
Language: The material is in English.
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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