A Guide to the Benjamin Huddle Diary, 1861-1865 Huddle, Benjamin, Diary Ms1985-015

A Guide to the Benjamin Huddle Diary, 1861-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1985-015


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1985-015
Title
Benjamin Huddle Diary, 1861-1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Huddle, Benjamin Huddle, Randal
Language
English
Abstract
The Benjamin Huddle Diary collection consists of a photocopy and transcript of the diary, which details Huddle's experiences in the war. The transcript was produced by Randal Huddle of Rural Retreat, VA.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Benjamin Huddle Diary must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Benjamin Huddle Diary, Ms1985-015, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Benjamin Huddle Diary collection was acquired by Special Collection prior to 1985. The transcript was acquired in 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Benjamin Huddle Diary was completed in 1985. Additional information was completed in May 2011.

Biographical note

Benjamin Huddle was born September 22, 1840. He enlisted on July 23, 1861 in Wythe County as a Confederate soldier in Company B of the 29th Virginia Infantry. He was first wounded in action at Middle Creek , KY, on January 10, 1862 where he was shot in both thighs. He returned and reenlisted in 1862, although he was wounded in action again at Five Forks on March 31, 1865 where he was shot in the arm. He was brought to a hospital in Farmville, Virginia where his arm was amputated. Paroled in April 1865, Huddle died November 29, 1916.

Scope and Content note

The Benjamin Huddle Diary collection consists of a photocopy and transcript of the diary, which details Huddle's experiences in the war. The transcript was produced by Randal Huddle of Rural Retreat, VA.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Diaries
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Diaries

Contents List

Folder 1
Diary, 1864