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George D. Forbes Civil War diary

George D. Forbes Civil War diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: George D. Forbes Civil War diary
Creator: Forbes, George D.
Inclusive Dates: 1865
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3583
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George D. Forbes enlisted in the 160th New York Infantry, U.S. Army on August 30, 1862, and mustered out at Savannah, Georgia in 1865.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a diary of George D. Forbes from January 1-November 12, 1865, detailing events from Summit Point, Camp Babcock and Stevenson's Station, Virginia; and Savannah and Hawkinsville, Georgia. He describes the weather, rumors, orders, positions, and administrative duties.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George D. Forbes Civil War diary, ms3583, 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

Forbes, George D. -- Diaries
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1865 Access Online