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Cook, Henry (fl. 1862-1864) 1863 Diary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03958.02 Author/Creator: Cook, Henry (fl. 1862-1864) Place Written: [various places] Type: Diary Date: 1863 Pagination: 1 v. ; 8 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Henry Cook describes his life in camp, including his reading and other pasttimes, day trips into cities, soldiers' pay, food, and signal corps duty. He also writes of the movements of the signal corps and of his regiment (9th NJ Volunteers) in considerable detail, including information about the officers and about any skirmishes they encountered. He mentions battles at New Bern, Fort McAlister, Fort Jackson, Little Washington, Chancellorsville, Jackson, Miss., Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Knoxville, and Tarborough by name. He refers to African Americans on several occasions, including the construction of "negro houses" at Seabrook, SC.

People: Barstow, John L., fl. 1863
Barton, Bob, fl. 1863
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881
Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1795-1858
Cook, Henry
Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879
Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865
Durgly, Col
Elwell, Col. John Johnson
Ferry, Orris S. (Orris Sanford)., 1823-1875
Foster, Gen. John G
Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903
Frckes, Lt
Fricker, Lt
Gafney, Adam
Graft (captain), fl. 1863
Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885
Heckman, Charles Adam, 1822-1896
Higgins, Dave
Holbrook, William A., fl. 1863
Hooker, Gen. Joseph
Hunter, David, 1802-1886
Johnston, Joseph E
Keith, James A
Knox, Lt. Joseph Brewster
Marryatt, Capt
McChesney, Walter W
McClellan, George B., 1826-1885
McCormack, Tom
Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872
Merriel, Lt
Moffatt, Lt
Myer, Col. Albert J
Parkhurst, John Gibson, 1824-1906
Peck, Gen
Potter, Edward E
Ritters, Capt
Scooler, Lt
Sedgwick, John, 1813-1864
Spinola, FranciDrake, Sgt. Matt
Stevenson, Gen. Thomas G
Stewart, James Augustus, 1808-1879
Stoneman, George, 1822-1894
Taft, Lt
Taylor, Capt. (William A.?)
Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: AlcoholArmy of the PotomacBattle of ChancellorsvilleBattle of GettysburgBattle of VicksburgCivil WarCodes and SignalsConstructionContrabandsDiet and nutritionGamblingMilitary HistoryMilitary HistoryMilitary ServiceNorth CarolinaPaymentSoldier's DiarySteamboatStormsSurgeonSutlerTelegraphUnion ForcesUnion ForcesAfrican AmericansAfrican American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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