1862
1863
1865-66


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Civil War Diaries
Troops movement of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry 1861-65

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  • An Augustana College professor, A. W. Williamson, who fought at Vicksburg included a memoir of the campaign in the November 1894 issue of the Augustana Journal.
  • For another account of Vicksburg see A. J. Withrow's letter to his wife in Iowa.
    Courtesy of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The diary pages below were transcribed by Social Studies Students at Rock Island High School.

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5/1/1865 - 5/7/1865 - roster of casualties for some major battles (173 K)
5/7/1865(cont.) - 5/11/1865 - saw photographer & dentist, H. Huddle (175 K)
5/12/1865 - 5/14/1865 - city filled, ran errands (162 K)
5/15/1865 - 5/14/1965 - saw refugee, assasination of Kirby Smith (171 K)
5/18/1865 - 5/22/1865 - warm weather, visited regiment (174 K)
5/23/1865 - 5/26/1865 - "extortionate" market prices, great explosion (176 K)
5/26/1865(cont.) - 5/28/1865 - shells exploding, went to "burnt district" (179 K)
5/29/1865 - 6/02/1865 - taken sick, 3rd Div. to leave for TX (164 K)
6/03/1865 - 6/08/1865 - hot weather, bad mosquitoes (165 K)
6/09/1865 - 6/13/1865 - Molineaux sick, rode to see doctor (159 K)
6/13/1865(cont.) - 6/19/1865 - entered hospital, later sent back to work (160 K)
6/21/1865 - 7/02/1865 - heavy storm, muster day (165 K)
7/03/1865 - 7/15/1865 - still sick, wrote letters (165 K)
7/18/1865 - 8/19/1865 - received letters, wrote (149 K)
8/20/1865 - 9/14/1865 - sick incoming, grandmother dies (153 K)
9/17/1865 - 10/04/1865 - sick again, much rain (157 K)
10/6/1865 - 10/19/1865 - office empty, flogged man in hospital (167 K)
10/19/1865(cont.) - 12/01/1865 - eclipse of sun, attended theater (162 K)
12/05/1865 - 1/22/1866 - 1st cold day, service mustered (162 K)
1/29/1866 - 3/02/1866 - attended theater, accounts (159 K)
Clothing allowance - (174 K)
Hair oil & hair tonic recipes - (158 K)
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