Pocket Diary of Samuel Bigelow, 1863

Title

Pocket Diary of Samuel Bigelow, 1863

Subject

Bigelow, Samuel, 1819-1901
Civil War--U.S.--1861-1865

Description

3" x 4 3/4" pocket diary for the year 1863, approximately 112 pages, with handwritten pencil entries on 38 pages from January 10 through June 6. Includes a list of expenses in memoranda section at end of calendar. Entries are in faint pencil, and some pages are partially erased. The entries cover his regiment's movements and encampments in Virginia in the winter and spring of 1863, leading up to the Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30-May 6).
Textured cardboard cover is partially torn.
Samuel Bigelow, a butcher by trade in Conway, Mass., enlisted on July 20, 1862 and mustered on August 30, 1862 with the 37th Mass, Regiment. He was discharged for disability on December 31, 1863 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Accession folder includes additional information on Bigelow and his family supplied by the donor.

Creator

Samuel Bigelow (1819-1901)

Date

1863

Contributor

Gift of Jan Rieke & Judith Streeter, Damascus, MD.

Source

CHS

Rights

CHS. Fair use.

Format

None

Type

Text

Identifier

CHS-2017-007

Coverage

Conway, Mass.
Virginia

Identifier

016

Tags

Citation

Samuel Bigelow (1819-1901), “Pocket Diary of Samuel Bigelow, 1863,” Conway Historical Society, accessed May 16, 2022, https://conwaymasshistory.org/items/show/1220.