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Collection Number: 03961-z

Collection Title: William J. Creasey Diary, 1861-1862.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Abstract William J. Creasey (born 1822) of Newburyport, Mass., was an officer in the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and was involved in General Ambrose E. Burnside's invasion of eastern North Carolina, 1862. The collection includes a diary, 16 October 1861-29 July 1862, kept by Lieutenant Creasey while he was serving with the 23rd Massachusetts Regiment off the coast of North Carolina and near New Bern and Goldsboro, N.C. The entries include information on military engagement, forts and other defenses, camp life, and other matters.
Creator Creasey, William J., b. 1822.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William J. Creasey Diary, #3961-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Robert L. Clark of La Grange, Ga., February 1973.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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William J. Creasey (born 1822) of Newburyport, Mass., was an officer in the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and was involved in General Ambrose E. Burnside's invasion of eastern North Carolina, 1862. Creasey resigned from the army in July 1862 and returned to Newburyport.

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The collection is a diary, 16 October 1861-29 July 1862, kept by Lieutenant William J. Creasey while he was serving with the 23rd Massachusetts Regiment. The entries include information on General Ambrose E. Burnside's invasion of eastern North Carolina, 1862, including landing at Cape Hatteras and Duck and Roanoke Islands, N.C., and battles in and around New Bern and Goldsboro, N.C. Entries also mention forts and other defenses, camp life, religion, and other matters.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, March 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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