Henry Corbin Papers

Manuscript Collection #161
Corbin, Henry, d. 1864
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 1 item , diary.
Preferred Citation
Henry Corbin Papers (#161), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1863-1864) consisting of diaries with activities of battle.

Scope and arrangement

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
Custodial History

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

Source of acquisition

Purchased by J. Y. Joyner Library

Processing information

Processed by G. Newbold, April 1971

Encoded by Apex Data Services

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
Corbin, Henry, -1864
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Battalion, 23rd
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (August-November)
Winchester, 3rd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Washington (D.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865