William Walter Cleary diary, 1862-1864


  • 1862


  • Cleary, William Walter, 1831-1897.


  • English



  • Diary, 1862 June 15-1864 April 25, kept by William Walter Cleary while employed as a clerk in the Second Auditor's Office of the Confederate States Treasury Department. Entries in the diary discuss family news, Cleary's journey through Kentucky and Tennessee in the fall of 1862, the Richmond Bread Riots in March 1863, local reaction to George Stoneman's cavalry raid on Richmond in May 1863, Cleary's brief service in Company D of the 3rd Infantry, Local Defense Troops, the arrival of Confederate wounded following the battle of Chancellorsville, and news of the Vicksburg and Gettysburg campaigns. Microfilm (positive) made in 1961 by the University of Kentucky Libraries from the original in the possession of William Culbertson, Fort Thomas, Ky. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. Gift of Mrs. George Grattan IV, Richmond, Va., through the courtesy of Mrs. Ben Culbertson, Fort Thomas, Ky., 21 July 1964.


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