Charles Wood diary

Charles Wood diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Wood, Charles, fl. 1857-1869
Title: Charles Wood diary
Dates: 1857-1869
Quantity: 0.029 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 2705, 2706, 2708-2710, 2714, 2719, 2720, 2724, 2730, 2734, 2735, 2739, and 2740 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a diary of Charles Wood from 1857-1861, 1863. Early entries relate to his activities as a law student and his political views. Entries in 1861 describe his journey from Richmond (Va.) to Tallahassee (Fla.) after being assigned as aide-de-camp to General John B. Grayson, who was Commander of the Dept. of East Florida. Wood describes the various towns he traveled through and upon arriving in Tallahassee, the illness and death of General Grayson. In 1863, he wrote a short entry discussing the war's impact on his personal philosophy. The volume also contains personal financial accounts from 1868-1869.
Coll. Number: ms2734(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Wood served as an aide-de-camp to General John B. Grayson during the Civil War, resided in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Index Terms

College students--Virginia.
Confederate States of America. Army.
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
Grayson, John B., d. 1861
Tallahassee (Fla.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Wood diary. MS 2734(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Diary View online.