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Guide to the George H. Murphy Diary

MSN/CW 8011

 

Collection Summary

Title: George H. Murphy diary
Dates: 1865
Collection No.: MSN/CW 8011
Creator: Murphy, George H., b. ca. 1836
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 manuscript Civil War diary of Confederate States Army lieutenant George H. Murphy, written as a member of Co. D, 23rd Virginia Cavalry. Entries extend from 1 March to 13 April 1865, and recount the author's movements up and down the Shenandoah Valley.

Selected Search Terms

Soldiers -- Virginia -- Diaries
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 23rd
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1865

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection

Preferred Citation: George H. Murphy Diary, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Murphy diary was purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries from Historical Collectible Auctions of Burlington NC (auction of December 2007, lot 121; acquisition funded by Robert and Beverly O'Grady). Arranged and described 2008, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2012, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

The collection is in one folder.

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