W. F. Stark papers
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W. F. Stark papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stark, W. F., active 1862-1887.
Title: W. F. Stark papers
Dates: 1862-1887
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1791

Biographical/Historical Note

W. F. Stark was a private in the 29th Regiment of Georgia Volunteers who served in the Commissary Department for the Confederate States of America.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a photocopy of the diary of W. F. Stark during his service in the 29th Georgia Infantry from 11 April 1862 through 26 October 1862. During the Civil War, Stark worked as a Commissary of Subsistence and was responsible for distributing food and supplies to the regiments in the area that needed them. This diary begins with Stark's account of the surrender of Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia to the Union soldiers who seized the fort on 10-11 April 1862. He continued to describe the events of the war and the news he hears coming from Richmond, Virginia in regard to the campaigns that took place during 1862. Also included with his diary are photocopies of records from the Commissary, two copies of unaddressed letters that he wrote during his service and post-Civil War accounts from 1884-1887.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army--Commissariat.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 29th.
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)--Siege, 1862.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
Letters (correspondence)
Stark, W. F., active 1862-1887.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

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Access Restrictions

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Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.