F. M. McMillen Diary, 1865

Manuscript Collection #290

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: F. M. McMillen Diary
    Creator: McMillen, F.M.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Diary (1 January - 25 March 1865) of a sergeant in Company C, 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps during the Petersburg - Appomattox, VA campaign.
    Extent: 0.044 Cubic feet, 1 volume , diary, typewritten, transcription.
  • Description

    The F.M. McMillen Diary was written by Sergeant McMillen while serving in Company C, 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps from January 1 - March 25, 1865. The diary records the activities of McMillen, who was mainly a clerk, as he participated in the Petersburg final assault during the Appomattox Campaign.

    Entries of interest include descriptions of camp life, the growing number of Confederate desertions, the execution of a Union deserter and turncoat of the 1st Division (January 6, 1865), a Confederate raid after haversacks and overcoats (January 9, 1865), the execution of James Kelly of the 67th Pennsylvania Volunteers (March 11, 1865), a description of a chapel built near the Division Headquarters by the Engineer Corps (March 13, 1865) and the final days before the assault on Petersburg. Also included is a photocopy of the entry and exit holes in the diary made by a ball which could have taken McMillen's life.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    September 24, 1975, diary (1865) Gift of Mr. Carl A. Robin, Greenville, North Carolina.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Carl A. Robin

    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

    F. M. McMillen Diary (#290), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Speas, March 1976

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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