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Guide to the Thomas Benton Alexander Diary

MSN/CW 8003


Collection Summary

Title: Thomas Benton Alexander diary
Dates: 1861-1865
Collection No.: MSN/CW 8003
Creator: Alexander, Thomas Benton, 1839-1928
Extent: 1 folder; 1 item
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A short-entry Civil War manuscript diary of Confederate States soldier Thomas Benton Alexander, written as a member of the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment, Company B (3rd). Much of the content dates from the final year of the war, when Alexander was captured at Mobile Bay and imprisoned at Elmira, New York.

Selected Search Terms

Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Diaries
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment, 1st
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
Mobile Bay, Battle of, Ala., 1864

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection

Preferred Citation: Thomas Benton Alexander Diary, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Alexander diary was purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in 2002, from Jay Collier of Nashville TN. Arranged and described 2002, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2011, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

The collection is in one folder.

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