Robert Armstrong diary
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Robert Armstrong diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Armstrong, Robert, active 1865.
Title: Robert Armstrong diary
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1803

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Armstrong was a Sergeant in Company H of the 66th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteer Infantry and was stationed in Savannah, Georgia towards the end of the Civil War.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a typed transcription of the 1865 diary of Robert Armstrong while he was serving in the Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Within this diary, Armstrong related the events that took place towards the end of the Civil War as his troop was leaving Savannah, Georgia and advancing north. He mentioned his troop being reviewed by Gen. Sherman and later Gen. Grant, the assassination of President Lincoln, and the capture of Jefferson Davis. This transcription also includes the transcriber's comments on the events described in the diary and the physical conditions of the original diary.

Index Terms

Armstrong, Robert, active 1865.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Grant, Ulysses S., (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination.
Sherman, William T., (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 66th (1862-1865). Company H.

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.