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- This bound volume is a diary which dates from 1862, with additional cash accounts entered in 1869. From 6-29 June 1862 the Union soldier, Philip Shaffner, wrote of his regimental activities beginning in Washington, D.C., and continuing near Fredericksburg, Virginia, until he was killed on 30 June. Confederate Brevet Second Lieutenant Robert H. Ward continued the diary on 30 June 1862, writing sporadically of the activities of his regiment until daily entries from 19 September through 31 December in Virginia (Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry, Winchester, Staunton, Fredericksburg). Of note are the entries about sociability between Confederate and Union pickets, destruction of railroad tracks, and building of military defenses. The 1869 cash entries detail receipts for a variety of legal services and cash payments for board and to women for services.
- In Historical Collections and Labor Archives, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#2006-0110H/HCVF).
- Administrative History:
- Philip C. Shaffner mustered in on 21 June 1861 in Clearfield County, Pa., as a private in Company C of the 34th Regiment, 5th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers. He was killed in the Seven Days Battle at the Charles City Cross Roads (Battle of Glendale), Henrico County, Virginia, on 30 June 1862. Robert H. Ward mustered in to the Confederate infantry as a Brevet Second Lieutenant and mustered out as a Captain; in 1862 he served in Company I, 13th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, part of Pender's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division.
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