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Collection Number: 03662-z

Collection Title: W. J. Watson Diary, 1864-1865.

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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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Size 2 items
Abstract W. J. Watson was a Confederate soldier in the 53rd Tennessee Regiment, who served with the Army of Tennessee and was taken prisoner in the Nashville campaign. The collection is Watson's diary, 20 May 1864-4 January 1865. Daily entries discuss his actions and his observations on weather, casualties, movements, leaders, other units, preaching, and other matters.
Creator Watson, W. J., fl. 1864-1865.
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 W. J. Watson Diary, #3662-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1963
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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W. J. Watson was a Confederate soldier in the 53rd Tennessee Regiment, who served with the Army of Tennessee and was taken prisoner in the Nashville campaign.

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The collection is the diary, 20 May 1864-4 January 1865, of W. J. Watson. Daily entries discuss his actions and his observations on weather, casualties, movements, leaders, other units, preaching, and other matters.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Jordan, 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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