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William Aiken Kelly diaries, 1862, 1864 (photocopies)

Identifier: Mss 0034-032

Collection Overview

Two journals containing holograph entries kept by Confederate Civil War officer, William Aiken Kelly. Also contains a photograph of Kelly in uniform (1862). Volume 1 (1864 Jan. 1-Dec. 31) contains brief daily entries concerning the weather, promotions, camp locations, transfers of men, and other activities. In the back of the volume are brief accounts for amounts received and paid. Volume 2 (1864 July 27-Aug 31) provides more detailed accounts of Kelly's activities.


  • undated


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Captain in the 1st South Carolina Volunteers of the Army of Northern Virginia, Company L, McGowan's Brigade.


2 folders

Location of Originals

Originals returned to owner.

Inventory of the William Aiken Kelly Diaries, 1862, 1864 (Photocopies), undated
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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