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Emerick, J. H. (fl. 1861-1865) Wallet diary.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06738.01 Author/Creator: Emerick, J. H. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Diary Date: 1861 Pagination: 13.3 cm. x 9.2 cm. 5 almanac leaves + 140 diary pages + 13 memoranda pages, 13 account pages, and 12 bills payable pages (blank). Order a Copy

Diary contains detailed accounts of weather, appointments, etc.
In the entries for December 24 and following, Emerick records his final arrangements to leave for the South and his journey to join his regiment.


Emerick, J. H., fl. 1861-1865

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