A Guide to the Henry Squire Diary, 1863 Squire, Henry, Diary Ms2011-103

Henry Squire Diary, 1863

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-103


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Processed by: Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-103
Title
Henry Squire Diary, 1863
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Squire, Henry, Co. D, 72nd New York Infantry
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes the diary of Henry Squires from the first half of 1863, including entries of camp life and, after May, his experiences as POW following his capture at Chancellorsville.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Henry Squire Diary must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry Squire Diary, Ms2011-103, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections purchased the Henry Squire Diary in September 2011.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry Squire Diary was completed in October 2011.


Biographical Note

Henry Squire enlisted for service in the Civil War in May 1861. He joined the Company D of the 72nd New York Infantry as a private.

Scope and Content

The collection contains the 1863 diary of Henry Squire, 72nd New York Infantry and includes entries from January through July. Early entries detail camp life, war news, and in particular, playing baseball and boxing, an inspection by Lincoln, and camp rumors (from March "Gen. Lee [was] dead and [Stonewall] Jackson had been wounded"). Entries during the first part of May talk about Squire's experiences while at Libby Prison in Richmond. He was captured at Chancellorsville May 3rd and paroled May 13.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Diaries

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Folder 1
Diary, 1863

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Squire, Henry, Co. D, 72nd New York Infantry