Diary from Aug. 6, 1862

Record Book of James H. Sawyer, 1862-1865

  • Full Title

    Record Book of James H. Sawyer, 1862-1865

  • Description

    Excerpt from the diary of James H. Sawyer (b.1843), a resident of Woodstock, CT and a soldier in the 18th Regiment of Connecticut Infantry. This excerpt describes the somber mood in Sawyer's camp upon learning of Abraham Lincoln's death. It also describes how the camp was alerted of Lincoln's death.

  • Source

    Ms 96780

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    James H. Sawyer. "Record Book of James H. Sawyer, 1862-1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed January 15, 2019. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/863