Moody, John F. Diary

A Guide to the John F. Moody Diary, 1861 Ms.2012.022


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Erica Meade, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2012.022
Title
John F. Moody Diary1861
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01046.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Moody, John F., d.1862
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection consists of a single Civil War diary kept by John F. Moody between June and July 1861, not long after he enlisted. Moody's entries include his regiment's activities, as well as local events, attending sermons and religious services, and war news.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from John F. Moody Diary must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John F. Moody Diary, Ms.2012.022, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The diary was acquired in 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John F. Moody Diary was completed in September, 2012.


Biographical Note

John F. Moody enlisted with the 40th Regiment, Virginia Infantry in the summer of 1861 as a Sergeant. In September, he was promoted to lieutenant. Moody was wounded at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, on June 27, 1862. He died from his wounds on June 30, 1862.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single Civil War diary kept by John F. Moody between June and July 1861, not long after he enlisted. Moody's entries include his regiment's activities, as well as local events, attending sermons and religious services, and war news. He comments frequently, and somewhat philosophically, on the concept of war and its effect on men. For the most part, entries are chronological between June 5th and July 16th, those there are three earlier pencil entries at the start of the diary dated June 10, 11, and 13.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Container List

folder 1
Diary
1861