A. L. Marks Civil War Diary

Processed by Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
© 2003
Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

A. L. Marks Civil War Diary, ca. 1861-1864

Collection number: Wyles SC 306

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    18 November 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: A. L. Marks Civil War Diary,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1861-1864
Collection Number: Wyles SC 306
Creator: Marks (A. L.)
Extent: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

A. L. Marks Civil War Diary. Wyles SC 306. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1983.

Scope and Content of Collection

Civil War diary, 1861-1864, of A. L. Marks from Chicago, who enlisted as a very young man in the 15th Illinois Vol. Infantry, at Dixon, Illinois. The diary describes the movements and engagements of the 15th Illinois, from its organization on May 9, 1861, until April 8, 1864. A clipping, laid in the diary, talks about the diary and Marks role in the Civil War. According to an undated note also laid in the diary, Marks was held at Cahaba Prison for ten months during the Civil War. Cahaba Prison, near Selma, Alabama, had been a cotton warehouse and it held over 5,000 Union soldiers between 1863 and 1865.

Collection Contents

Box

Civil War diary of A. L. Marks from Chicago, ca. 1861 - 1864