A Guide to the Benjamin F. McDaniel Diary, 1861-1865
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Benjamin F. McDaniel fought in the Union Army during the Civil War. Initially a drummer for his regiment, McDaniel eventually fought in the first Battle of Bull Run and well as the Red River campaign in Louisiana in 1864.
One volume composes the Benjamin F. McDaniel Diary, 1861-1865, chronicling his experiences fighting in the Union Army during the Civil War. The diary describes military life, engaging in the first battle of Bull Run and during the Red River campaign, and the 81st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Additionally, the diary discusses marching through Louisiana, while also including newspaper clippings concerning the Red River campaign and photographs depicting various soldiers and military encampments.
This collection is open for research use.
Benjamin F. McDaniel Diary, 1861-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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