Lucian C. Bullard diary, 1863

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z2hg

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bullard, Lucian C.
Title: Lucian C. Bullard diary, 1863
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 372
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the diary of Union soldier Lucian C. Bullard, who served in the 4th Vermont Infantry Regiment.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Loaned for microfilming by Mrs. George Caragonne, 1961.

Custodial History

Provenance unknown.


[after identification of item(s)], Lucian C. Bullard diary, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired as part of the Rose Library's holdings in the history of the Civil War.


Processed by EK, April 28, 1961.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Lucian C. Bullard was a member of Company E, 4th Vermont Infantry Regiment. He was apparently a resident of Bethel, Vermont. There is no indication of Bullard's occupation, or of whether he survived the war. He became a corporal in November 1863.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of one small pocket diary of Lucian C. Bullard with entries for the year 1863 and a typed transcript of the diary. A photograph of Lucian Bullard is also included. The entries in the diary are very brief and generally deal with the weather, events of the day, movements of his company, etc. Though brief, the entries give a picture of the day-to-day life of an ordinary soldier throughout one year of the war. He refers to military operations in which he participates but does not go into detail or attempt to describe them. He took part in the Battle of Gettysburg and operations in Virginia and Maryland during 1863. In March he went home on furlough. In August his regiment was sent to New York City; it returned t o Virginia in September. The transcript of the diary seems to contain some errors in copying, but in general it conveys the sense of the original.

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