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J. B. Gilberts Civil War diary and map 1862-1961.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0513 (Text) 513001-100658 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, December 2011
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: The hardcover diary contains 188 pages with 184 pages handwritten in ink. One map entitled “Battlefields of The Civil War” published by the National Geographic Magazine, April 1961. The first diary entry is dated August 8, 1862 and the last entry is July 4, 1865. After the last entry, J.B. copied a Confederate soldier's love letter, which he found on the camp ground in Big Sandy, Virginia. There is a photograph of J.B. Gilberts as an old man, taken at Maxwell & Estell studio in Richmond, Indiana.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: J. B. Gilberts Civil War diary and map, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data: J.B. Gilberts was the son of Morris and Eunice Gilbert, in Dudley, Henry County, Indiana, with the post office at Dublin, Indiana. The 1850 federal census lists him as Josiah, age 10, with sister Sarah A., age 12, and little sister Delila, age 1. J.B. mentions both these sisters in his diary. He joined the Pioneer (Engineer) Corps of the 84th Indiana Volunteer Regiment, which was organized in Richmond, Indiana and mustered into service on September 3, 1862. The 1910 federal census lists him as Joshua B. Gilbert, widowed, age 70, in Richmond, Ward 5, Wayne County, Indiana, with Manuel W. Gilbert, 40, and Carl S. Gilbert, 15. On December 11, 1915, Josiah B. Gilbert died, at age 75, in Richmond, Indiana.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 84th (1862-1865)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Maps.
Genre: Diaries.

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