Guide to the Lt. "M", 85th New York, Diary, RG 398

Listed by: Laura Capell & Gary Gunnels

Date: 12/08/99

Date Span: Written in 1870 from notes covering March 1862 through 1865

Size of Collection: 1 item

Biographical Sketch: Martin Link enlisted in Olean, New York with the 85th New York Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1861 as First Sergeant of Company A. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant on December 19, 1864 and First Leiutenant on February 18, 1865. On March 1, 1865, Link was transferred to Company C where he remained until the regiment was discharged following the Civil War's conclusion.

Scope / Content: This record contains one 126 page diary written in 1870 from notes made during the Civil War. Compiled in 1870 from diary notes, the narrative commences on the 27th of March 1862 and ends in 1865. Memoir is written in the form of a diary from diary notes made during the Civil War between March 1862 and 1865. Includes information about battles at Fair Oaks, Yorktown, and Williamsburg in Virginia and Kingston and Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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