Mobile Rifles diary and notebook, 1860-1865.

ArchivalResource

Wilson, Henry F. (Henry Felix), b.1837. Mobile Rifles diary and notebook, 1860-1865.

Mobile Rifles diary and notebook, 1860-1865.

The diary of Henry F. Wilson begins in 1860 April and ends in 1865 May. The first few entries contain descriptions of clerking at the cotton house, attending social events, such as the theater, parties, church, political meetings, and include discussions of literature. The gist of the diary focuses on Wilson's life after he enlisted in the Mobile Rifles. The majority of his service was spent in Virginia, serving under Gen. Robert Rode's Division, Gen. Richard Ewell's Corps, and General Robert E. Lee's Army. He describes travel over Virginia, visits to Monticello and the Natural Bridge, the battles of Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Winchester, the Wilderness Campaign, the death of General Rodes, as well as travel and social life in Alabama after Appomattox. The diary contains wide and varied descriptions of camp life and includes lists of soldiers and physical information, as well as lists of letters sent and received by Wilson. The notebook contains poetry and brief account notations.

2 items.

Related Constellations

There are 11 Constellations related to this resource.

Rodes, Robert Emmett, 1829-1864

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69k682z (person)

Confederate general; of Lynchburg, Va.; killed in battle in the Shenandoah Valley. From the description of Civil War letter of Gen. Robert E. Rodes, ca. 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71057253 ...

Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rj4ndx (person)

Lieutenant-general, Confederate Army, during Civil War. From the description of Letter : Richmond, Va., to Hugh [W.] Sheffey, 1865 March 14. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30366216 U.S. and Confederate Army officer. From the description of Richard Stoddert Ewell papers, 1838-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063194 Benjamin Stoddert Ewell was born in Georgetown, D. C., 10 June 1810, the son of Thomas Ewell and Elizabeth ...

Lafayette House (Hotel: Mobile, Ala.).

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68m32vp (corporateBody)

Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Company K.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6839jbv (corporateBody)

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60d5jrb (person)

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Wilson, Henry F. (Henry Felix), b.1837.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c55wsx (person)

On 1861 Apr. 23 Henry F. Wilson enlisted as a private in the Mobile Rifles, Co. K, 3rd Ala. Infantry Regiment. While a member of the 3rd Ala. Infantry Regiment, Wilson fought in the battles of Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Winchester, and in the Wilderness Campaign. He was paroled in Appomattox. From the description of Map of Norfolk, Va., and vicinity, 1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538313 Henry F. Wilson, born in 1837, was a native of North...

Mobile Rifle Guards (Ala.).

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c01zf1 (corporateBody)

Battle House (Hotel: Mobile, Ala.).

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cs1kvs (corporateBody)

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sk28nd (person)

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c930bz (person)

Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...

Clarke, Mary Virginia.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6p86p8x (person)