George W. Noel diary, 1861

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Noel, George W.
Title: George W. Noel diary, 1861
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 891
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Diary of George W. Noel, a Confederate soldier in Rain's Brigade of the Missouri State Guards during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on access

Special restrictions apply: Due to preservation concerns, researchers are required to use the transcription of the diary.

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

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Transcription of diary available.


Gift, 1999.


[after identification of item(s)], George W. Noel diary, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Paula E. Knight, June 13, 2001.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

George W. Noel, 1st Lieutenant, of Cass County, Missouri, was a Confederate soldier in Rain's Brigade of the Missouri State Guards in 1861. Noel probably died before or in the Battle of Wilson's Creek (August, 1861) just outside Springfield, Missouri.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a diary of George W. Noel from June 21 to August 1, 1861. The diary includes daily entries concerning the weather, the condition of the troops and any noteworthy incidents of the time. Noel provides commentary on the engagement at Carthage, Missouri on July 5, 1861 and his Brigade's movement toward Springfield, Missouri, in preparation for the Battle of Wilson's Creek. There is a gap in the diary entries between July 6 - July 18.

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