Latimer N. Dike Diary

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Creator:Dike, Latimer N.
Title:Latimer N. Dike Diary

This collection contains the 1865 diary of Latimer N. Dike, a cook with the 67th Ohio Regiment. The inside cover of the diary says: "Anyone finding this book will please send to this address: Latimer N. Dike, East-Rockport, Cuyahoga, member of C.G. 67th Regt OVI." In his diary, Dike recorded his basic daily activities, noted the weather and recorded when he sent or received letters. Among other daily activities, he noted the meals he had such as biscuits and butter, bread pudding, rice pudding, cracker pudding and corn meal pudding. He stated that he heard fighting around Petersburg, Virginia, in late March and in the subsequent days, noted the "wounded coming in." He also recorded hearing of Lincoln's death on April 15th. The diary also includes a memoranda section where he indexed letters sent and received and a cash accounts section where he recorded purchases, such as a book and pencil.

Subjects:Dike, Latimer N.--Diaries | United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 67th (1861-1865) | Soldiers--Ohio--Diaries | Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories
Institution:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
Contributors:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library (University of Alabama)
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Latimer N. Dike Diary, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

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Collection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library.

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