University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Horace Walker Diary, 1861-1863



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Walker, Horace M., 1840-1863
Title: Walker, Horace, Diary
Dates: 1861-1863
Abstract: A bound journal composes the Diary of Horace Walker, 1861-1863, documenting the daily activities of Walker as a United States Army captain in Company A of the 5th Wisconsin Volunteers.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

United States Army Captain Horace M. Walker (1840-1863) of Company A of the 5th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry led the first soldiers from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, into the Civil War. Walker was killed in Virginia during the Battle of Rappahanock Station on November 7, 1863.

Source:

McCrory, Thomas J. Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Wisconsin. Black Earth, Wis: Trails Books, 2005.


Scope and Contents

A bound journal composes the Diary of Horace Walker, 1861-1863, documenting the daily activities of Walker as a United States Army captain in Company A of the 5th Wisconsin Volunteers. Entries concern conditions in camps at Centreville, Maryland, and Fredericksburg, Garnets Hill, Lee’s MIll, Malvern Hill, and Williamsburg, Virginia as well as combat and casualties. Additionally, the diary includes a handwritten copy of an address by General George B. McClellan to the Army of the Potomac and lists of Wisconsin officers, supplies, and Walker’s accounts.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Walker, Horace M., 1840-1863 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1865). Company A.
Subjects
Rappahanock Station, Battle of, Va., 1863
Places
Centreville (Md.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Potomac River Valley -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Horace Walker Diary, 1861-1863, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2H154 Diary, 1860-1863