University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James McGinley Campbell Diary, 1863-1864



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Campbell, James McGinley
Title: Campbell, James McGinley, Diary
Dates: 1863-1864
Abstract: A transcript composes the James McGinley Campbell Diary, 1863-1864, documenting Campbell’s experiences in Company A of the 118th Illinois Volunteer Infantry of the United States Army during the Civil War.
Accession No.: 63-079
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A native of Fountain Green, Illinois, James McGinley Campbell (b. 1843) enlisted in Company A of the 118th Illinois Volunteer Infantry of the United States Army during the Civil War.


Scope and Contents

A transcript composes the James McGinley Campbell Diary, 1863-1864, documenting Campbell’s experiences in Company A of the 118th Illinois Volunteer Infantry of the United States Army during the Civil War. The diary describes marching and travel by boat throughout Arkansas and Louisiana, weather conditions, and life within camp.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Campbell, James McGinley -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 118th (1861-1865). Company A.
Places
Arkansas -- Description and travel -- 19th century.
Louisiana -- Description and travel -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James McGinley Campbell Diary, 1863-1864, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2K262 Transcript of diary, 1863-1864