Berry Benson diaries

Berry Benson diaries

Descriptive Summary

Title: Berry Benson diaries
Creator: Benson, Berry, 1843-1923
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1865, circa 1910
Language: English
Extent: 2 folder(s) (3 items)
Collection Number: ms326
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Berry Benson (1843-1923), born in Hamburg, South Carolina, was a sergeant in Company H, 1st South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate Army.

For more information, see the article "Berry Benson (1843-1923)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two diaries of Berry Benson from 1861-1865. Benson writes about the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; his capture in Spotsylvania, Virginia; imprisonment and escape from Elmira Prison, New York; and other events in Maryland and Georgia. People Benson mentions include Blackwood "Bob" Benson, Frank Champion, Mike Duffy, and General Bradley Johnson. The collection also includes a manuscript written by Benson entitled "A Confederate Sergeant's Adventures."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Berry Benson diaries, ms326, 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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11"A Confederate Sergeant's Adventures", circa 1910 Access Online
12Diaries, 1861-1865 Access Online

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