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Henry Corbin Papers, 1863-1864

(Manuscript Collection #161)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

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

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased by J. Y. Joyner Library

Processing Information

  • Processed by G. Newbold, April 1971

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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

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Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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