Amos Guthrie diary

Amos Guthrie diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: Amos Guthrie diary
Creator: Guthrie, Amos, approximately 1844-1864
Inclusive Dates: 1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3635
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Amos Guthrie enlisted in the United States Signal Corps, and served in the Southeast during the Civil War. He died in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on August 4, 1864.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three manuscripts, written in the form of a detailed diary, signed "Amos Guthrie," dated May 9, 1864-May 31, 1864. Guthrie writes about marching through Chickamauga Creek, Tunnel Hill, Ringgold, Dalton, Big Blue Spring, Cassville, and Dallas, Georgia. Diary entries mention different infantries, General Sherman, Johnston, rumors, positions, and the weather. The collection also includes a transcript of the manuscripts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Amos Guthrie diary, ms3635, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

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

11Diary Access Online

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