Guide to the Nelson Stauffer Civil War Diary, 1862-1865

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Nelson Stauffer Civil War Diary
Dates: 1862-1865
Identification: SC/NS
Creator: Stauffer, Nelson
Physical Description: 0.20 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: Nelson Stauffer enlisted in Co. A, 63rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry during the US Civil War. He kept a diary from 1862-1865. In it, he writes of his enlistment, training, troop movements, interactions with other soldiers, daily work assignments, patrolling, and a brief illness. He also describes the actions of some African-Americans he encountered while marching in the South, battlefield conditions, and the burning of Columbia, South Carolina.

Biographical Information:

Nelson Stauffer enlisted in Co. A, 63rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry during the US Civil War.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

United States. Army. Illinois Infantry. Regiment, 63rd (1861-1865)

Geographic Name:

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Illinois Infantry Regiment -- 63rd -- Company A

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other 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.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Other Formats:

Facsimile copies of this work,  under the title Civil War Diary, are available to researchers as a part of the American Classics Facsimile Series.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Nelson Stauffer Civil War Diary, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

Nelson Stauffer's diary, which he kept while fighting the US Civil War between 1862 and 1865, details his enlistment, training, troop movements, interactions with other soldiers, daily work assignments, patrolling, and a brief illness. He also describes the actions of some African-Americans he encountered while marching in the South, battlefield conditions, and the burning of Columbia, South Carolina.