William H. H. Leach Diary

1862-1863
Manuscript Collection #1359
Creator(s)
Leach, William H. H.
Physical description
0.05 Cubic Feet, 1 half document case, consisting of a diary
Preferred Citation
William H. H. Leach Diary (#1359), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
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This Civil War diary (October 1, 1862 - March 24, 1863) was kept by William H. H. Leach of Company E, 3rd Massachusetts Regiment. In this daily diary, he discusses his training at Camp Hooker in Massachusetts, sailing to North Carolina, camp life, and skirmishes and battles at Kinston and Goldsboro, North Carolina. The diary ends with him in camp at New Bern, North Carolina.


Administrative information
Custodial History

August 13, 2019, (unprocessed) 0.05 cubic feet; This Civil War diary (October 1, 1862 - March 24, 1863) was kept by William H. H. Leach of Company E, 3rd Massachusetts Regiment. In this daily diary, he discusses his training at Camp Hooker in Massachusetts, sailing to North Carolina, camp life, and skirmishes and battles at Kinston and Goldsboro, North Carolina. The diary ends with him in camp at New Bern, North Carolina. Purchased with private money from William Reese Company.

Source of acquisition

Purchase from William Reese Company

Copyright notice

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


Key terms
Personal Names
Leach, William H. H.
Corporate Names
United States. Army. Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1863-1865)
Topical
Kinston, 1st Battle of, Kinston, N.C., 1862
Places
Goldsboro (N.C.)--History, Military--19th century
New Bern (N.C.)--History, Military--19th century
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives