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James McCulloch diary

James McCulloch diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: James McCulloch diary
Creator: McCulloch, James, 1835-1902
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1863
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3056
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James McCulloch (1835-1902) was from Columbia, South Carolina. McCulloch attended the Georgia Military Institute in Marietta, Georgia, and served in the 34th Infantry Regiment of the Georgia Volunteers during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a Civil War diary kept by James McCulloch from August 1862-April 1963. McCulloch writes from Jacksboro, Tennessee; Barboursville; Richmond, Lexington, Danville, Harrodsburg, Frankfort, Georgetown, and Bryantsville, Kentucky; Dalton, Georgia; Mobile, Alabama; and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Journal entries regard troop movements, weather, food and water rations, and fighting. McCulloch also writes about encounters with secessionists; his frequent sickness and experience of the Army's medical services; and accidental shootings amongst the Confederates.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James McCulloch diary, ms3056, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 34th
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1862-1863 Access Online