Henry Wendelken Civil War Diary of 1863

Collection Summary

Title: Henry Wendelken Civil War Diary of 1863
Call Number: MS 88-02
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Alice Wendelken
Processed By: LTM, 7-15-1987; SC, 1998; MN, 2-9-2010
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

Henry Wendelken, a Union soldier in the U.S. Civil War, penned the entries in this diary from January 1 to June 29, 1863 while he served in the Western Theater of the Civil War around Tennessee and Mississippi. He was a member of Company B, 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The account mainly describes marches, drills, camp routines and weather conditions. A broadside that lists the men who served in the unit is also included, and it contains a brief history of the regiment.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 Diary
Series 2 Oversized Storage Broadside

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Diary

Box 1 FF 1 Contains a diary of a daily account of events from January 1 to June 29, 1863 while Henry Wendelken served as a Union soldier on the Western Theatre around Tennessee and Mississippi. He was a member of Company B, 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The account mainly speaks of marches, drill, camp routine and the weather conditions.
Box 1 FF 2 Typed transcription of diary by Special Collections’ staff.

Series 2 ‒ Broadside

Oversized Storage Contains a broadside of Company B, 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. It lists all of the men who served in the unit, plus a memoranda of the regiment's history.