Diary from Apr. 14, 1865

Amos Madden Thayer Diary

  • Full Title

    Diary of Amos Madden Thayer, March 29-May 12, 1865

  • Description

    Amos Madden Thayer was born October 10, 1841, in Chautauqua County, New York. Soon after his graduation from college in 1862, he was commissioned 2nd lieutenant of Company D, 112th New York Infantry. He later transferred to the United States Signal Corps, where he served as 1st lieutenant until the close of the war. Following the war he moved to St. Louis, where he passed the bar and later spent several years as a judge. He died April 24, 1905, in St. Louis.

    Includes brief accounts of movements and military operations during the Appomattox Campaign; account of march from Burneville, Virginia, to Washington, D.C.; and final messages that Thayer sent and received, which passed between Generals Meade and Humphreys on April 9, 1865, during the Battle of Sailor's Creek. Also includes letterbook of correspondence from Thayer's law practice in Saint Louis, 1866-1876.

  • Source

    Missouri History Museum

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain.

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  • Cite this Item

    Thayer, Amos Madden, 1841-1905. "Diary of Amos Madden Thayer, March 29-May 12, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 23, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/313