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Catalog Number HRHS-126
Collection John B. Sheets Civil War Diary
Object Name Diary
Scope & Content BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
John B. Sheets was the great, great uncle of the donor Norman G. Burgess, and this diary was written while he served in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. John Sheets was a Mt. Crawford native and enlisted June 22, 1861 in Harrisonburg as a private in Co. I, 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment. He served continuously until wounded in the arm at the Second Battle of Manassas on August 28, 1862. He was killed in action near High Bridge, VA on April 7, 1865. See administration file for a transcription of the diary.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection contains the diary of John B. Sheets, 1862-1863. It has a museum accession no. of 80.09.32 and is in poor condition.


COLLECTION INVENTORY:
1 diary
Title John B. Sheets Civil War Diary