Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862

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Creator:Jenkins, Cyrus Franklin, ca. 1837-1864
Title:Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War diary, 1861-1862 | Jenkins diary | Cyrus F. Jenkins diary | Civil War diary of Cyrus F. Jenkins | Jenkins Civil War diary

The Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862, held at the Troup County Archives, chronicles Cyrus Franklin Jenkins' experiences as an enlisted man in the Meriwether Volunteers, Company B, 13th Georgia Infantry Regiment, during the first year of the war, June 1861 to March 1862. Jenkins vividly describes the early euphoria of the war and the regiment's campaigns in western Virginia (now West Virginia) as part of Floyd's Brigade and in Savannah in Lawton's Brigade. The regiment took part in skirmishes at Sewell Mountain, Laurel Hill, and Whitemarsh Island. While traveling, Jenkins also remarks on the changing scenery he encounters. Additionally, his account of camp life highlights the medical care available to Confederate soldiers at this stage in the war. Jenkins was killed at Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 12, 1864. The site contains a transcription and images of the diary, a chronology of Jenkins' activities, a civil war timeline covering July 1861 to April 1862, a historical note, brief descriptions of the players and places mentioned by Jenkins, as well as suggested related archival collections and links to a civil war bibliography, related websites, and a map of the Gauley River region (hosted by the Library of Congress).

Title from title screen.

Digital images and full-text encoding of original manuscripts, scanned and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2003.

Types:diaries | journals (accounts) | Text
Subjects:Jenkins, Cyrus Franklin, ca. 1837-1864 | Confederate States of America. Army--Military life | Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Regiment, 13th | Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 13th. Company B | Confederate States of America. Army--Medical care | Soldiers--Georgia--Diaries | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | West Virginia--Description and travel | Virginia--Description and travel | Georgia--Description and travel | United States, West Virginia, 38.597626, -80.454903 | United States, Virginia, 37.431573, -78.656894 | United States, Georgia, Meriwether County, 33.0406559, -84.6883116 | United States, Georgia, Chatham County, 31.9740223, -81.0924254
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Troup County Archives
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Cyrus F. Jenkins Diary, Jenkins-Bass Collection, Troup County Archives.

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