Perry P. Powell diary

Perry P. Powell diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Powell, Perry P.
Title: Perry P. Powell diary
Dates: 1865
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 diary)
Coll. Number: ms3433

Biographical/Historical Note

Perry P. Powell was a Union soldier in the 1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery G.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a diary of Perry P. Powell dating January 1865-December 1865. Powell writes while still at home in Waukegan, Illinois. After enlisting, Powell heads for Camp Butler in Springfield, Illinois. He describes arriving in Memphis, Tennessee, the weather, orders, and rumors of the capture of Richmond and General Lee, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, explosion of the steamer Sultana in the Mississippi River, and the capture of Jefferson Davis.


Index Terms

Diaries.
Richmond (Va.)
Sultana (Steamboat). -- Explosion, 1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
United States. Army. Illinois Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). Battery G. -- Military life

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

Perry P. Powell diary, ms 3433. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Diary, 1865 View online.