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Morey, Charles C. (ca. 1830-1865) [Diary of Sergeant in 2nd Vermont Vols.]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01921.03 Author/Creator: Morey, Charles C. (ca. 1830-1865) Place Written: [various places in Virginia] Type: Diaries & Journals Date: 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Gettysburg, service in Virginia. Mentions coming late to Gettysburg, hard fighting there in Hancock's brigade and rumored loss of Confederate General Longstreet.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Gettysburg, Prisoner of War, Battle, Death, Confederate General or Leader, Confederate States of America, Prisoner of War, Civil War, Military History, Soldier's Diary, Union Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War