Abram Rinker diaries

Abram Rinker diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Rinker, Abram
Title: Abram Rinker diaries
Dates: 1863-1864
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) (2 diaries)
Coll. Number: ms391

Biographical/Historical Note

Abram Rinker was a Union soldier with Company B of the 52nd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two diaries of Abram Rinker from 1863-1864. Rinker was stationed in Beaufort, Morris, James, and Folly Islands, South Carolina; and Ft. Strong, North Carolina. Diary entries discuss Rinker's health, the weather, camp life (drills, guard duty, foraging for food, and officers), bombardments and shelling along the coast, and ship movements. Other entries pertain to arrival of Confederate prisoners, news of battles in other states, and election results in the North.

Index Terms

North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations.
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 52nd (1861-1865).

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

Abram Rinker diaries, ms391, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diaries, 1863-1864 View online.