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Rome, William O. (d. 1863) [Diary of William O. Rome]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03131.09.01 Author/Creator: Rome, William O. (d. 1863) Place Written: [various places] Type: Diary Date: 1861-1862 Pagination: 1 diary Order a Copy

Autograph manuscript signed. Contain entries dated from 1861 to 1862. Reports on the daily activities of soldiering and camp life. The diary also contains Rome family birth and death records (2 October) and other entries in another hand, including a report on Rome's death and funeral. Evidently while Rome was in the hospital, which he appears to have been for the entire period from 2 July 1862 to 5 September 1862, he used bottom parts of pages to write in gray ink what look like commonplace book entries, for example copies of poems, notes on presidential elections, and list of names of men in Ward 5 of the hospital. Approximately 186 pages.

Enlisted in the Union Army on 10 October 1861at Monticello, New York as a Private. On 10 October 1861 he mustered into "K" Co. New York 56th Infantry. He was discharged for disability on 4 March 1863 at New Berne, North Carolina.

Rome, William O., d. 1863

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