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Beach, Elias William (1841-1921) [Diary 1865]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00919.23.06 Author/Creator: Beach, Elias William (1841-1921) Place Written: [various places] Type: Diary Date: 1 January 1865 - 15 November 1865 Pagination: 1 vol. ; approx. 190 p. ; 10.4 x 7 cm.

Summary of Content: Autograph manuscript signed. Filled with news of military activity. Excerpt from entry for 3 April 1865: "Richmond fell at 8 oclock this morning. Genl Benham was the first Genl in the city... Rebels evacuated. The President and Genl Grant & Meade... the people much rejoiced to be under the old flag again... about 8,000 rebel prisoners were brought in this afternoon..."

Background Information: Beach was a member of the 50th New York Volunteer Engineers.

People: Beach, Elias William, 1841-1921

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Prisoner of WarSoldier's DiaryUnion ForcesMilitary HistoryCivil WarBattleBattle of RichmondUnion GeneralConfederate States of AmericaPresidentAmerican Flag

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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