James McCulloch diary

James McCulloch diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McCulloch, James, 1835-1902
Title: James McCulloch diary
Dates: 1862-1863
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 diary)
Coll. Number: ms3056

Biographical/Historical Note

James McCulloch (1835-1902) was from Columbia, South Carolina. McCulloch attended the Georgia Military Institute in Marietta, Georgia, and enlisted in the 34th Infantry Regiment.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a Civil War diary kept by James McCulloch from August 1862-April 1963. McCulloch writes from Jacksboro, Tennessee; Barboursville; Richmond, Lexington, Danville, Harrodsburg, Frankfort, Georgetown, and Bryantsville, Kentucky; Dalton, Georgia; Mobile, Alabama; and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Journal entries regard troop movements, weather, food and water rations, and fighting. McCulloch also writes about encounters with secessionists; his frequent sickness and experience of the Army's medical services; and accidental shootings amongst the Confederates.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 34th.
Diaries.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

James McCulloch diary, ms 3056, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Folder
1Diary, 1862-1863 View online.