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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06738.03 Author/Creator: Emerick, J. H. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Diary Date: 1863 Pagination: 19.8 cm. x 8.5 cm.

Summary of Content: 10 almanac and preface pages + 120 diary pages + 30 memoranda and account pages. Entries include details of working life, war news. NB. No entries from June 22 - July 10. Emerick was ill during this period, with "symptoms of typhus." (Entry for July 11th). Summary of selected entries: 1. 02/27/63. "Hooker gone to Washington tonight." 2. 03/02/63. "Sent rep. To Phila. Inquirer tonight. Not much for news. The rebels are reported as doing some damage with our ram "Queen of the West." Large force of rebels reported in vicinity of Bull Run range." 3. 04/10/63. "Rebel Report of our attack on Charleston says we were repulsed & the Keokuk sunk. 4. 04/12/63. "We will occupy Manassas and perhaps a more advanced position during the present week." 5. 05/11/63. "Herald of Saturday very severe on Hooker…" 6. 05/12/63. Richmond newspapers report death of Stonewall Jackson. 7. 05/14/63. Works on cipher in the absence of the cipher clerk. Writes: "Do not like the idea at all but shall have to go." 8. 06/09-11/63. Account of fighting at Brandy Station and Beverly Ford. 9. 06/13/63. Hooker changing headquarters. Also, "Brisk cipher communication" with generals. "Howard and Reynolds ordered to Manassas Junction." 10. 09/23/63. "Rosencrans has met the enemy near Chattanooga & according to rebel accounts has been defeated & we fear he has been but nothing very definite yet." 11. 09/24/63. Report of rebel victory at Chattanooga may be true, as Burnside did not reinforce Rosencrans. Still no definite information. 12. 12/05/63. "No prospect of any more offensive movements this season. Enemy crossed the Rapidan yesterday. Their cavalry threatened to advance but were driven back again tonight."

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People: Emerick, J. H

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistorySoldier's DiaryUnion ForcesTelegraphHealth and MedicalEpidemicUnion GeneralJournalismIroncladNavyConfederate States of AmericaBattle of Charleston HarborConfederate General or LeaderDeathCodes and SignalsBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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