Squire, Henry, Diary Henry Squire Diary, 1863 Ms.2011.103

Henry Squire Diary, 1863 Ms.2011.103


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Henry Squire Diary, 1863
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
This collection has been digitized and is available online .
Squire, Henry (Co. D, 72nd New York Infantry)
English .
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.

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Use Restrictions

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

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Collection is open for research.

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This collection has been digitized and is available online .

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.

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.


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