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John W. Tuttle papers
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
1M69M40; 1F51M-45, arranged chronologically.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], John W. Tuttle papers 1860-1867, 1F51M-45, AAP2201LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
1 volume, 1 reel
Lawyer, soldier. John W. Tuttle, a Wayne County lawyer before the Civil War, spent most of the war years in Company H of the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to the rank of Captain by the end of the war, Tuttle saw action at the battles of Shiloh, Lookout Mountain, and Atlanta. After the war, Tuttle returned to Monticello, Kentucky, where he presided over the bankruptcy court for almost 50 years.
The manuscript is a bound typescript of the diary. The volume contains a bound typescript of a diary kept by John W. Tuttle, the majority of which covers the Civil War and Tuttle's days in the United States Army. Tuttle's diary before the war documents his social life, his reading matter, family matters and his legal work. The part of the diary kept during the war is full of detail and concerns troop movements, army life, battles, his duties as an officer, his illnesses, his wounds, army hospitals and socal life. The post-war diary concerns his clients, local politics and social life. Included in the front of the diary is a letter from Tuttle's son, P. W. Tuttle, outlining his father's life after the close of the war. The microfilm is a copy of the original diary.