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Diary

Label
Diary, 1862 May 6 - July 23
Title
Diary
Inclusive dates
1862 May 6 - July 23
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diary, 6 May-23 July 1862, of Harriette Cary (1838-1930) of Williamsburg, Virginia, describing life during the occupation of Williamsburg by the Union Army. Cary comments on the Union soldiers and their commanding officer, General George B. McClellan (1826-1885), complaining about their actions and hoping that Confederate soldiers would return to drive them away. Cary writes about a hospital for the Confederate wounded left behind in Williamsburg during the Confederate retreat up the Peninsula to Richmond, Virginia, and often notes the deaths of soldiers. She also records her daily life in Williamsburg and the town's social life during this occupation
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Harriette Cary was born 22 March 1838 in Williamsburg, Virginia, to Lucius Falkland Cary (1815-1845) and Lucy Henley Cary (1819-1900). Harriette Cary married William Christian (1843-1912) of Craighton, Henrico County, Virginia, 9 November 1868 in old Bruton Parish Church, and they had five children. Harriette Cary Christian died 1 June 1930 and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Diary
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
29
Immediate source of acquisition
Christian, Harriette Cary
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487348
Reproduction note
Photostat (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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