Military Diaries

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Military Diaries

Collection Status: Open for Transcription

Transcription Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

About the Collection

This collection includes military diaries from the consistently expanding collections of the State Library and State Archives of North Carolina. To help with context, like names of places or people, in the original documents, here are links to blogs written by our Military Archivist for select service members.

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The State Archives of North Carolina collects, preserves, manages and provides access to information that protects citizen rights, documents North Carolina history and culture, promotes transparency, and encourages stewardship of government records.

Thank you for helping us improve public access to historic documents and materials through your transcription efforts.

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Carl Brindley Notebook

Carl Brindley Notebook

51 pages: 10% transcribed, 2% needs review
Charles H. Warren, War Diary (Transcription)

Charles H. Warren, War Diary (Transcription)

18 pages: 44% transcribed, 6% needs review
Charles R. Rodgers Wartime Journal

Charles R. Rodgers Wartime Journal

34 pages: 26% transcribed, 12% needs review
Diary Of William Lowrance, November 2, 1862-February 6, 1863

Diary Of William Lowrance, November 2, 1862-February 6, 1863

18 pages: 22% transcribed, 11% needs review
Diary: William Frederick Thayer, April 8, 1864 - June 27, 1865

Diary: William Frederick Thayer, April 8, 1864 - June 27, 1865

65 pages: 60% transcribed, 40% needs review
Luther E. Williams Diary

Luther E. Williams Diary

126 pages: 2% transcribed
Roy V. Martin Wartime Journal

Roy V. Martin Wartime Journal

48 pages: 40% transcribed
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