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Collection Number: 03404-z

Collection Title: Louis R. Fortescue Diary, 1863-1864

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Abstract Lieutenant Louis R. Fortescue of Pennsylvania was a signal officer in the United States Army, stationed in Virginia, captured near Gettysburg, Pa., and imprisoned at Richmond, Va., Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C. The collection contains Fortescue's Civil War pocket diary. Most entries were written in prison and concern physical hardships, hope for release, rumors from the front, and daily routine. Among miscellaneous notes are instructions for various dance steps.
Creator Fortescue, Louis R., fl. 1863-1864.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Louis R. Fortescue Diary, #3404-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase 1959
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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Lieutenant Louis R. Fortescue of Pennsylvania was a signal officer in the United States Army, stationed in Virginia, captured near Gettysburg, Pa., and imprisoned at Richmond, Va., Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.

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The collection contains Fortescue's Civil War pocket diary. Most entries were written in prison and concern physical hardships, hope for release, rumors from the front, and daily routine. Among miscellaneous notes are instructions for various dance steps.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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