Edwin Rhodes diary
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Edwin Rhodes diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Rhodes, Edwin, 1832-1910.
Title: Edwin Rhodes diary
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1065

Biographical/Historical Note

Edwin Rhodes (1832-1910) was born in South China, Maine. He traveled as a ship's carpenter on sailing vessels before settling down in Thomaston, Maine, where he did cabinet work on the schooners which were built there.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of an excerpt from Edwin Rhodes' diary, 1865. In the entry, he describes the raising of the stars and stripes in Richmond, Virginia, soon after its capture by federal troops and tells of Lincoln's death. Rhodes describes Savannah under the occupation of Sherman's troops, the great quantity of cotton stored on Savannah's wharves, its starving population of black and white citizens, obstructions placed in its harbor, and the many miseries that the war brought the city.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Rhodes, Edwin, 1832-1910.
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1864.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Edwin Rhodes diary, MS 1065, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Raymond Gordon, 1971.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Diary entry, 1865 ( 8.0 p. )