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George R. Crosby diaries, 1863-1865.
Crosby, George Richardson, 1836-1908.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 84:12-16  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Crosby, George Richardson, 1836-1908.
Title : George R. Crosby diaries, 1863-1865.
Physical Description : 5 folders.
Summary :

This collection includes the diaries of George R. Crosby with entries spanning the period of April 1, 1863, to June, 1865. They are, for the most part, brief; however, Crosby made separate, longer entries in a blank notebook for a brief period in early 1864 between capture and imprisonment. In this longer format he writes of his regiment's raid on Richmond (February 28, 1864) and of his experiences from the date of his capture at the beginning of the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5, 1864) to his eventual imprisonment at Andersonville, May 22, 1864.

Crosby used the blank pages at the end of the years 1863, and 1864, to record the clothing he was issued and to list the letters he both sent and received. In the last pages of the longer diary, Crosby lists the men in Co. F who were taken prisoner. The draft of a letter Crosby wrote to Mrs. Cyrus S. Tuttle in Andover, Vermont, informing her of her husband's death (July 22, 1864) is in this same section of the diary. These longer entries are the most interesting in the collection and may have been written afterward.

Reproduction Note : Photocopies, 1991.
Location of originals : Originals in possession of George M. Crosby, 7 Cliff Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819.
Biographical or historical data :

George R. Crosby of Brattleboro, Vermont, enlisted in September, 1861, as a private in Co. F. of the 1st Vermont Cavalry. He re-enlisted in December 1863, was taken prisoner in May 1864, and was imprisoned in the infamous Andersonville Prison. He was paroled in December of the same year, and mustered out in August, 1865.

Personal Subject : Crosby, George Richardson, 1836-1908.
Tuttle, Cyrus S., Mrs.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Cavalry Regiment, 1st 1861-1865. Company F.
Andersonville prison.
Subject Term : Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid, Va., 1864.
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Richmond (Va.) History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Louisiana History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Brattleboro (Vt.) History.
Genre/Form : Diaries.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.
Full text transcription of 1863 diary.
Full text transcription of 1864 diary.
Full text transcription of 1865 diary.