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Collection Number: 03130

Collection Title: William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864.

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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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Size 8 items
Abstract William Penn Lloyd (1837-1911) of Lisbon, Pa., was 1st Lieutenant, A.A.G., First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Calvary during the Civil War. The collection contains the Civil War diary, 1861-1864, of Lloyd, a staff officer of the 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry Regiment, serving in Virginia, and two volumes of daily reports and regimental business, 1863. Lloyd published a regimental history based on these volumes. The diary includes extensive details about battles in which Lloyd and his regiment were engaged, including Second Battle of Bull Run, Dranesville, Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Aldie, and Upperville; and discussions of camp life, troop movements, and various hardships.
Creator Lloyd, William Penn, 1837-1911.
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 Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, #3130, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
This collection was purchsed in 1955.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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 Penn Lloyd (1837-1911) of Lisbon, Pa., was 1st Lieutenant, A.A.G., First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Calvary during the Civil War. Lloyd published a regimental history based on the diary he kept during the war.

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The collection contains the Civil War diary, 1861-1864, of of William Penn Lloyd (1837-1911), a staff officer of the 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry Regiment, serving in Virginia, and two volumes of daily reports and regimental business, 1863. The diary includes extensive details about battles in which Lloyd and his regiment were engaged, including Second Battle of Bull Run, Dranesville, Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Aldie, and Upperville; and discussions of camp life, troop movements, and various hardships.

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: 31 October 1861-31 March 1862 #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 1

Entries about traveling to join regiment, drills and mock battles; account of the Battle of Dranesville, 20 December 1861; description on 3 February 1862 of his regiment in Langley, Va.

Folder 2

Volume 2: 1 April 1862-7 June 1862 #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 2

Daily entries describing the advance of the Army of the Potomac into Northern Virginia to Manassas, camping at Falmouth, skirmishes with the Confederate army on the banks of the Rappahannock River, advance to Gordonsville, and a move to a point 38 miles from Richmond where retreat orders were received; itinerary of retreat and discovery of nearby movements of Jackson's army near Winchester 1 June; rapid march to try and trap Jackson between their forces and Fremont, assuming positions around Strasburg in Shenandoah County, in pursuit of Confederates through Eddinburg, Falken, Jacksonville, to Harrisonburg on 6 June; deployment of various officers and regiments.

Folder 3

Volume 3: 1 July 1862-14 October 1862 #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 3

Entries about Culpepper, Va., Battle of Cedar Mountain, calvary battle at Rappahannock Station, Second Battle of Bull Run, witdrawal of troops from Centerville, Va., 1 September 1862.

Folder 4

Volume 4: 15 October 1862-31 March 1863 #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 4

Daily entries during advance to Fredericksburg, Va.; Battle of Fredericksburg, including eyewitness account of wounding and death of Brigadier General Bayard; winter spent in camp preparing for spring campaign.

Folder 5

Volume 5: 1 April 1863-12 December 1863 #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 5

Brief and irregular entries; 9 June, description of Battle of Brandy Station; 17 June-22 June, fighting at Aldie and Upperville; regiment arrived at Gettysburg on 2 July, but was held in reserve and did not fight.

Folder 6

Volume 6: 1 January 1864-1 May 1864 #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 6

Brief entries; Lloyd's time at camp in Faquier County, Va.; Lloyd notes that he was writing a regimental history; entries on his discharge, return home, and job as school teacher in Lisbon, Pa.

Folder 7

Volume 7: 9 May 1863-14 June 1863 #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 7

Daily field report, showing totals of officers, men, horses, mules, sick list, etc. of the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division Calvary, Colonel Percy Wyndham commanding, and then Colonel John P. Taylor, with Lloyd as Acting Adjutant General throughout.

Folder 8

Volume 8: 1 June 1863-10 June 1863 #03130, Series: "William Penn Lloyd Diary and Notebooks, 1861-1864." Folder 8

Daily memorandum of business transacted in the Assistant Adjutant General's Office of the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Calvary Corps; notations concerning special orders, details assigned, appointments and resignations; Colonel Percy Wyndham's report on the battle of Brandy Station.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, November 2010

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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