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Union Civil War Pocket Diary, 1861. L & E Edwards.New York.1861

Price: $200.00

Product Code: 26000135

A small leather bound daily pocket diary from 1861. The journal is mostly used for daily notations on the weather and a short list of the work done that day or who visited who. As the Civil War starts, there are annotations of the different important events and battles of 1861. It starts with President Lincoln's inauguration, the Battle of Fort Sumter, the Declaration of War, and the Battle of Bull Run. As well as smaller events, like military soldiers dining in the city, and then departing for Milwaukee and other war related notes amongst the daily writings.  Written in short declarative form.  Annotations periodically throughout the year.  The first few pages of the journal are filled with useful charts and lists. The pocket diary ends with a few pages for Bills Payable, a small pocket for scraps of paper and a loop to hold a pencil. Measures 4 3/4" x 3". Edge wear, particularly on back strip. The front closure strap is detached on one end. Minor toning and soiling on interior pages due to age. Last few pages of the journal are loose and semidetached.