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Catalog Number 1996.019.003
Object Name Diary
Scope & Content 3" X 5", leather bound, black, 382 page diary. including 17 after the 365 days...giving 1865 calender in front, Eclipses in 1865, the Moon's Phases for every month of the year, a table of Stamp Duties, Rates of Postage, and includes daily handwritten entries in ink. On Lincoln's death he draws a full page tombstone to mark his assassination...he tell's of Lincoln's burial, and the 31 gun salute his unit offers...apage in the back lists 4 names as assassins of Lincoln who were executed. He lists the battles of the 2d Artillery"...commencing May 4, 1864: Cold Harbor, Opequan, Fishers Hill, Cedar Creek, and in 1863: Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, Saylors Run..." He lists the musicians of the 2d CT Artillery, fifers and drummers (he is a fifer). Also giving Memoranda and Cash Account for every month of the year in back.
Physical characteristics
Title 1865 Pocket Diary of Jerome Titus
Collection Titus Family Collection
Search Terms Civil War
Source Ruth Arps Fund
People Titus, Jerome