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Collection Number: 03920-z

Collection Title: Julius Augustus Wager Diary, 14 May 1864-28 May 1865

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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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Abstract Julius A. Wager was born and lived his whole life in Hector, Schuyler County, N.Y. The collection is microfilm and a photocopy of transcription of Wager's diary, 14 May 1864-23 May 1865. The entries for May-August 1864 concern his agricultural activities in Hector. He enlisted in the Union army in September 1864 and was sent to City Point, Va. Thereafter his diary gives a brief record of where he was located and activities he engaged in or heard of, but does not include his feelings or any detailed descriptions of what he witnessed. The entries concern camp life, including drilling; inspection; guard duty; construction of bridges, roads, and buildings; the Petersburg campaign; Lee's surrender; news of Lincoln's assassination; the hanging of a deserter; and the march back to Washington, D.C.
Creator Wager, Julius Augustus, 1843-1917.
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 Julius Augustus Wager Diary, #3920-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm and photocopy of typed transcription also available.
Location of Originals
Original returned to private owner in 1971.
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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Julius A. Wager was born and lived his whole life in Hector, Schuyler County, N.Y.

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The collection is Wager's diary, 14 May 1864-23 May 1865. The entries for May-August 1864 concern his agricultural activities in Hector. He enlisted in the Union army in September 1864 and was sent to City Point, Va. Thereafter his diary gives a brief record of where he was located and activities he engaged in or heard of, but does not include his feelings or any detailed descriptions of what he witnessed. The entries concern camp life, including drilling; inspection; guard duty; construction of bridges, roads, and buildings; the Petersburg campaign; Lee's surrender; news of Lincoln's assassination; the hanging of a deserter; and the march back to Washington, D.C.

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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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