Cottingim, M. M. Diary

A Guide to the M. M. Cottingim Diary, 1862 Ms.2012.033


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Ryan Speer, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2012.033
Title
M. M. Cottingim Diary,1862
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01068.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
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

Use Restrictions

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

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

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.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
  • Civil War
  • Diaries
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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

Container List

folder 1
Diary,
1862