F. M. McMillen Diary, 1865

Manuscript Collection #290

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Title: F. M. McMillen Diary
Creator: McMillen, F.M.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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Accessions Information

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

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

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Carl A. Robin

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Speas, March 1976

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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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.

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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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