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Transcription of the Joseph Newell Diary

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Author: Newell, Joseph Keith
Abstract: Transcription of a diary, 19 March 1862 to 24 August 1862, of Joseph Keith Newell, a captain of the 10th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Diary runs from March to August of 1862, and describes the life of a Union soldier during the Peninsula Campaign. Describes his trip down the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Hampton, Virginia. Also includes a description of the Battle of Williamsburg, 5 May 1862, as well as his observations of the College of William & Mary. Newell also describes his participation in the Seven Days Battles and his time at Harrison's Landing, also known as Berkeley Plantation, in Charles City County, Virginia. Throughout the diary, Newell described his interaction with slaves who were abandoned as the Union Army approached. From the Joseph Newell Diary, Mss. Acc. 2011.270, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Issued Date: 1862
Subjects: Civil War
Battle of Williamsburg
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13691


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