Book Writers could utilize this Diary showing every day life during the Civil War. Diary itself is dated 1865. We believe writer is from Buffalo, NY.
Several Initials inside front cover read: KS , IC (or LC) , I. Writing is quite clear in pencil. Writer began writing on January 1, 1865 and ends his writing on December 31, 1865. Then, in the 4 "MEMORANDA" pages, he writes some more--mostly updates about the Civil War.
Writer begins commenting about the Civil War on February 4th in the "MEMORANDA" section of the diary toward the back. Writer mentions walking to town to get the daily newspaper, reading the newspaper to his Father, going "rat" Muskrat?
Hunting, fishing, hiking, reading books & famous plays, snow storms & chopping down trees, meeting with friends and relatives, playing cards, and going to Church. Discusses his every day life. January 26th, he mentions someone coming "over from Springfield". On April 4, 1865, author mentions "they are firing cannons in Harford & Westfield tonight". On Saturday, April 15, 1865--Terrible News today of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater Washington.
Died this morning 22 minutes past 7 oclock. On, April 19, 1865, the writer describes the Funeral of Abraham Lincoln. They had a meeting down in City Hall in honor of the funeral of Abraham Lincoln the President of the United States. Our Beloved President is DEAD. Writing Regarding the Civil War.16th of January 1865 General Terry took FORT FISHER & 72 heavy ____. "February 2, 1865 President Lincoln Signed the Amendment Abolishing Slavery". "February 4th The Army of the Potomac commenced to move". 19th Rebels Evacuated Charleston, S Carolina. 20th Federals took Fort Anderson in Wilmaton Harbor. (Diary Goes on & on with many important details). 4.75" tall x 3.10" wide x 0.50 deep. Condition: Diary is encased in Leather. Leather is cracked in many areas. Leather is nicked in areas. Pages have yellowed/browned due to age.
Some pages are folded in areas. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as "described".
Doing that is against U. The item "RARE 1865 CIVIL WAR DIARY with WAR DETAILS + INFO ON ASSASSINATION FUNERAL LINCOLN" is in sale since Monday, September 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Documents".
The seller is "siennastef" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.