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Herbst, George (fl. 1861-1864) [Diary of Union soldier, George Herbst] [parts in German]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02265 Author/Creator: Herbst, George (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: [various places] Type: Diary Date: 1 October 1861-1864 Pagination: 33 f. 16.5 x 10.1 cm

Summary of Content: Autograph manuscript signed. Entitled on the leather boards: "Tagn Luf des Krieges von 1861 bis 1864[.] George Herbst." Contemporary notes appear to date mostly from 1862. Covers all battles in Virginia, the farewell to General George McClellan, the Battle of Fredericksburg, and serenading General Franz Siegel.

Background Information: Enlisted in the New York Artillery Batallion commanded by "Brickels" on 10 October 1861.

Full Transcript: Transcript available


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of FredericksburgCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's DiaryNavyBattleImmigration and MigrationUnion GeneralArtillery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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