A Guide to the M. M. Cottingim Diary, 1862 Cottingim, M. M. Diary Ms2012-033

M. M. Cottingim Diary, 1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-033


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Processed by: Ryan Speer, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-033
Title
M. M. Cottingim Diary, 1862
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Cottingim, M. M., d. 1862, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a diary written by M.M. Cottingim between April and October of 1862.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from M.M. Cottingim Diary must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: M.M. Cottingim Diary, Ms2012-033, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

M.M. Cottingim Diary, Ms2012-033 was purchased by Special Collections in December 2011.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the M.M. Cottingim Diary, Ms2012-033, was completed in July 2012.


Biographical Note

M. M. Cottingim served as a private with Company A, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. He mustered in during March of 1862. He died in November 18, 1862, probably from wounds sustained during fighting at Antietam, and was buried in Frederick, MD.

Scope and Content

Cottingim's diary includes entries from April-October of 1862. In addition to short entries about his regiment's movements and activities, his last few entries make mention of his leg being wounded at Antietam on September 17, its subsequent amputation and infection, and his removal to a hospital near Frederick.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Diaries
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Diaries.

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Folder 1
Diary, 1862

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Cottingim, M. M., d. 1862, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry