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Guide to the J. W. Carr Diary, 1862

Collection number: MS 219

Size: (1 item)

(0.10 cu.ft.)

About James W. Carr

James W. Carr was a captain in C Company of the Second Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteers during the Civil War. He would become a lieutenant colonel before his discharge on June 21, 1864. Born in Poplin (Fremont), New Hampshire in 1825, Carr would later move to Illinois and Michigan. He returned to New Hampshire in 1861 to enlist in the New Hampshire Volunteers. After the war he became a successful lumber dealer. He died in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 5th, 1875.

About the James W. Carr Diary

The diary documents Carr’s experiences as a captain during the Civil War. He includes entries about his encounter with the Merrimack, Lincoln’s visit to his camp, the Battle of Yorktown, the Battle of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, the Second Battle of Bull Run, and the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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Preferred Citation

James W. Carr Diary, 1862, MS 219, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated, Sept. 2005