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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the I. F. Cavaness Diary, 1862-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cavaness, I. F., 1841-1885
Title: Cavaness, I. F., diary
Dates: 1862-1865
Abstract: A typed diary transcription composes the I. F. Cavaness Diary, 1862-1865, kept by Cavaness during his service in the Civil War.
Accession No.: 1931
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

I. F. Cavaness (1841-1885) was a doctor and soldier, who fought in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. During the Maryland Campaign (1862), the Union Army captured him. After being paroled, Cavaness fought in several more battles and skirmishes, until his capture at Fort Harrison in Richmond, Virigina, in 1864. Once again, he was paroled and returned to fighting in Virginia, including at the Siege of Petersburg (1865), until the end of the war.

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Scope and Contents

A typed diary transcription composes the I. F. Cavaness Diary, 1862-1865, kept by Cavaness during his service in the Civil War. The diary describes battles and skirmishes in Maryland; Goldsboro, North Carolina; Chicahominy, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, and Richmond, Virginia; and surrounding areas. Additionally, the diary discusses Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cavaness, I. F., 1841-1885 -- Diaries.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army.
Places
Petersburg (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1864.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

I. F. Cavaness Diary, 1862-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q460 Diary, 1862-1865

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