Lot 645

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Confederate soldier's Civil War diary Alexandria, Virginia (1861-1864)
probably belonging to James Bradfield of Co. H, 17th Virginia Infantry, with elaborate chronicles of experiences in battle and at camp, bound in leather.
H6" W1" D4"

Provenance: Property from the descendants of George Washington.

Literature: A copy of the transcription is currently housed at the Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Virginia.

Other Notes: Includes accounts of Battle of Shiloh, Seven Days Battles, Battle of Fraziers Farm, 2nd Manassas, Evacuation of Suffolk, Battle of Brandy Station, Capture of Winchester, and Siege of Vicksburg. Early typed transcription of journal included.
Sample entry:
"Wednesday-Decr 17th [1862] I went down to Fredericksburg and take a view of the battle field the dead Yankees are covering the grounds as thick as they can lay for squares and I see about one thousand dead in less than one hundred yards square the houses and fences are riddled by balls and shells and Marye's house is torn to pieces and all the houses in the upper part of the town are filled ball holes The Yankees destroy all the furniture in town."

  • Water Staining to first 6-pages and top 1/2" of remainder. Covers detached and having water damage and stains, approx 75 pages.

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September 13, 2009 1:00 PM EDT
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