Henry Corbin Papers, 1863-1864

Manuscript Collection #161

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Henry Corbin Papers
    Creator: Corbin, Henry, d. 1864
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1863-1864) consisting of diaries with activities of battle.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 1 item , diary.
  • Description

    The Henry Corbin Papers consist of a diary written by Fourth Sergeant Henry Corbin, Company B of the 23rd Virginia Cavalry from April 20, 1863, to September 22, 1864. The diary records the activities of Sergeant Corbin as he participated in the battle of Gettysburg (1 July - 4 July 1863), served with General Jubal A. Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and took part in a raid on Washington, D.C. (27 June - 7 August 1864). While serving with General Early, Sergeant Corbin participated in the battles of Lynchburg (18 June), Monacacy (9 July), Winchester (19 September), and at Fishers Hill (22 September) where he was killed in action. Use of the actual diary is restricted; however, a photocopy is provided in its place

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    April 7, 1971, Diary (1863-1864). Purchased by J. Y. Joyner Library, Greenville, North Carolina.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased by J. Y. Joyner Library

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Henry Corbin Papers (#161), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by G. Newbold, April 1971

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Preliminary Inventory

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