John W. Tuttle diary

Abstract

This diary was kept and recorded by Captain John W. Tuttle (1837-1927) from 1860-1867. The diary spans Tuttle's social and family life before the Civil War, his time serving in Company H of the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry for the Union Army during the Civil War, and the post-war when he returned home to his legal work in Monticello, Kentucky. Existing in a single bound volume, the diary features printed type rather than handwriting.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John W. Tuttle diary
Date
1860-1867
Creator
Tuttle, John W., (John William), 1837-1927
Extent
0.09 Cubic feet
Subjects
Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Diaries--United States--Kentucky.
Lawyers--Kentucky.
Lookout Mountain, Battle of, Tenn., 1863.
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862.
Soldiers--Kentucky.
Soldiers.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Eli Riveire
Preferred Citation
69M40: [identification of item], John W. Tuttle diary, 1860-1867, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John William Tuttle (1837-1827) was a Wayne County, Kentucky, lawyer before the Civil War. During the war, he spent most of his time 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. John W. Tuttle and his wife Mollie A. Tuttle had many children.
Scope and Content
This collection contains a bound typescript of a diary that John W. Tuttle, kept during the Civil War while serving in the Union Army. He participated in the battles of Shiloh, Lookout Mountain, and Atlanta. Tuttle wrote brief daily entries and continued to write after returning to his position in the bankruptcy court in Monticello, Kentucky. Subjects written about in the diary include Tuttle's social and family life; his troop movements, illnesses, and duties during the war; and his legal work in Monticello.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Bound typescript of John W. Tuttle diary, 1860-1867

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