William H. Cone diary, 1863-1864
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Brief Description:

The William H. Cone diary (1921-41-0) contains entries by William H. Cone of Litchfield County, Connecticut in 1863 and 1864 while serving in the Connecticut Volunteers 5th Regiment Infantry, Company E during the American Civil War. He dedicates a fair amount of time to describing his daily activities in the field such as being on picket, drilling, participating in dressparades, and company inspections. Of particular interest are his entries that detail the 5th Regiment's involvement in the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's "March to The Sea" through Atlanta, Georgia. Cone also includes entries for time spent in Connecticut on leave, and speaks of a short stay in Hartford with his wife in 1863  while waiting for marching orders. The couple stayed at the Trumble House on State Street during this stay in Hartford, and attended a concert at Turo Hall on Main Street. He also recounts being arrested along with several other soldiers for being absent from the Regiment without leave during a short time spent in Connecticut.

The item is currently housed in 3A Box 3, along with 1 typed transcript of the diary as well as 2 typed carbon copy transcripts.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Record Series Number: 00/1921-41-0
Created by: Cone, William H. (1840-1916)
Volume: 0.0
Acquired: 00/00/1921.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Cone, William H. (1840-1916)
Connecticut -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Sherman's March to the Sea
Soldiers -- Connecticut -- Diaries
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1865)
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Mrs. William H. Cone  Gift.
PreferredCitation: William H. Cone diary (1921-41-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.