Guide to the James F. Dargan Civil War Diary and Scrapbook, 1862-1863

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: James F. Dargan Civil War Diary and Scrapbook
Dates: 1862-1863
Identification: SC/JFD
Creator: Dargan, James F.
Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: James F. Dargan served as a Union solder in the US Civil War. Between September 17, 1862 and August 27, 1863 he kept a diary which includes descriptions of his enlistment, camp life, gossip about fellow soldiers, military discipline, and other aspects of his service. Scattered throughout the diary are lines of verse, original sketches, clippings from various sources, pressed flowers, ribbons, cards, and other ephemera.
Note:
Bound and restored by E.A. Thompson, February 1975.

Biographical Information:

James F. Dargan served as a Union soldier during the US Civil War.

Access Terms

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

Genre/Form of Material:

Ephemera

Geographic Name:

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Personal Name:

Dargan, James F., d. 1882

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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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

Electronic Format:

Facsimile copies of this work, titled My Experiences in Service: or, A Nine Months Man,  have been made available to researchers in cooperation with the Bibliographic Society of California State University, Northridge.
Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Civil War Narratives  collection.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], James F. Dargan Civil War Diary and Scrapbook, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

Between September 17, 1862 and August 27, 1863 James F. Dargan kept a diary which includes descriptions of his enlistment, camp life, gossip about fellow soldiers, military discipline, and other aspects of his service. Scattered throughout the diary are lines of verse, original sketches, clippings from various sources, pressed flowers, ribbons, cards, and other ephemera.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Diary and Scrapbook, 1862-1863

Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings and Ephemera

Clipping of article "Old Soldiers Meet"
Christmas and New Year greeting
Birthday Card
Printed image of bird in hand
"In Memory of Our Noble Dead"
Clipping
Map of Africa
1887 Roster
Name card