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Guide to the Emanuel Stott Diary, RG 122


Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: May 2004

Date Span:
1864

Size:
1 item.

Number of Boxes:
1 file folder.

Type of material:
Diary.

Physical condition:
Minor water damage & advanced aging.

Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Emanuel Stott was a resident of Sunbury, Livingston County, Illinois just prior to the American Civil War. He enlisted as a recruit on February 9, 1864 and was mustered into Company D of the 52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on February 29, 1864. After three weeks of training at Pulaski, Tennessee, his regiment was sent to northwest Georgia to take part in the Atlanta campaign. On June 1, 1864, Private Stott reported symptoms of an illness that caused temporary blindness. He died at an Army hospital at Allatoona, Georgia on June 13, 1864.

Scope and Content:
Consists of the diary of Private Emanuel Stott of the 52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry from February 16th to June 3rd, 1864. Diary includes descriptions of military life as a new recruit in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Diary also mentions the hanging of Sergeant John Myers of the 7th Illinois, the battles of Snake Creek Gap and Resaca, and various skirmishes about Atlanta during the spring of 1864.

Keyword descriptors:
American Civil War
Atlanta campaign
Myers, John
Stott, Emanuel
52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Snake Creek Gap, Georgia
Resaca, Georgia

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