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James Aker Civil War diary

James Aker Civil War diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Aker Civil War diary
Creator: Aker, James
Inclusive Dates: 1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3577
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Corporal James Aker mustered into the Wisconsin 24th Infantry, U.S. Army on August 5, 1862, and mustered out on June 10, 1865.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a diary kept by Corporal James Aker from January 1-December 31, 1864. Aker's diary details marching through Tennessee and battling in Georgia. An excerpt from August 5 entry: "Relieved of picket. Our line made a little demonstration on the Rebs but fell back again. Hard fighting on the right."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Aker Civil War diary, ms3577, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

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

Aker, James -- Diaries
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1864 Access Online