University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Benjamin F. McDaniel Diary, 1861-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McDaniel, Benjamin F.
Title: McDaniel, Benjamin F., Diary
Dates: 1861-1865
Abstract: One volume composes the Benjamin F. McDaniel Diary, 1861-1865, chronicling his experiences fighting in the Union Army during the Civil War.
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 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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McDaniel, Benjamin F. -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 81st (1861-1865).
Subjects
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
Red River Expedition, 1864.
Places
Louisiana -- Description and travel.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin F. McDaniel Diary, 1861-1865, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E426 Diary, 1861-1865