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John Williams Green Diary,1861-1863

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Title

John Williams Green Diary

Date

1861-1863

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], John Williams Green Diary, 1861-1863, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

1 item

Scope and Content

Confederate soldier from Kentucky, member of the 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, part of the famed "Orphan Brigade." After the war he enjoyed a prosperous career as a broker in Louisville (Ky.) and later was director of the Louisville Title Company. Green's recollections of his service in the Orphan Brigade and its actions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia, give detailed insight into the daily life of a soldier including the fear and excitement of battle; the monotony of marches and drills; and the availability of food and rest. Significant events for Green are in his enlistment in Kentucky, and his initial impressions of military life; the Battle of Shiloh and his account of the care of the wounded; the Battle of Murfreesboro in which he tells about the "artillery duel" between the two armies; the defense of Vicksburg and his description of the effects of the Union bombardment of the city; and his regular bouts of "camp fever" and the medical care receives. Diary includes a letter from John S. Jackman dated 21 July 1869 asking for information on the Orphan Brigade

Subjects

  • Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.
  • Jackman, John S., 1841-1912.
  • Confederate States of America.-- Army.-- Kentucky Brigade, 1st.
  • Confederate States of America.-- Army.-- Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 9th.
  • Confederate States of America.-- Army.-- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
  • Essex (Ironclad)
  • Fishing stories, American-- Mississippi.
  • Alabama-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Bowling Green (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Georgia-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Louisiana-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Mississippi-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Murfreesboro (Tenn.), Battle of, 1862-1863.
  • Nashville (Tenn.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Nelson County (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Shiloh, Battle of, 1862.
  • Tennessee-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Campaigns.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Health aspects.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Medical care.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Naval operations.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Personal narratives, Confederate.
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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