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John Williams Green Diary, 1861-1865

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John Williams Green Diary




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], John Williams Green Diary, 1861-1865, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


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Scope and Content

Confederate soldier. Military diary, 7 Oct. 1861 - June, 1865, written in retrospect by John W. Green, Sergeant Major, 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, CSA (Orphan Brigade). Green describes his enlistment; reasons for joining the Confederate Army; movement of his regiment; involvement in several battles, including Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and much of the Atlanta Campaign; conditions of the troops; and commanders. This reminiscence in diary form apparently was done using Civil War date notes, letters, etc. Published as: Johnny Green of the Orphan Brigade, edited by A. D. Kirwan, 1956


  • Confederate States of America.-- Army-- Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 9th.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Personal narratives, Confederate.

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