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Cook, Henry (fl. 1862-1864) 1862 Diary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03958.01 Author/Creator: Cook, Henry (fl. 1862-1864) Place Written: [various places] Type: Diary Date: 1862 Pagination: 1 v. ; 8 x 13 cm.

Henry Cook writes daily entries on camp life, including rations, illness, gambling, picket duty, construction projects, pay, and promotions. He includes information on military actions (battles at Fort Donelson, Fort Macon, and [Pea?] Ridge), as well as on desertion, scouting expeditions, contrabands, weapon distribution, and spies. His daily entries, written in ink, inlcude brief weather reports, and each month ends with a slightly longer reflection.

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