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Perry P. Powell diary

Perry P. Powell diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: Perry P. Powell diary
Creator: Powell, Perry P.
Inclusive Dates: 1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3433
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Perry P. Powell was a soldier in the 1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery G, U.S. Army during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a diary of Perry P. Powell beginning while still at home in Waukegan, Illinois. After enlisting, Powell heads for Camp Butler in Springfield, Illinois. He describes arriving in Memphis, Tennessee, the weather, orders, and rumors of the capture of Richmond and General Lee, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, explosion of the steamer Sultana in the Mississippi River, and the capture of Jefferson Davis.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Perry P. Powell diary, ms3433, 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

Richmond (Va.)
Sultana (Steamboat) -- Explosion, 1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States. Army. Illinois Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). Battery G -- Military life

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1865 Access Online