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Diary from Hickory Hill, kept presumably by Henry Taylor Wickham (1849-1943) , 1860-1861

 Item — Box: 16, Folder: 2

Scope and Contents

The diary begins with an entry about the secession of South Carolina from the Union and continues with entries about the evacuation of Fort Moultrie and the removal of troops to Fort Sumter in South Carolina; each state that secedes from the Union is noted and mention made of the firing upon the steamer Star of the West at Charleston, South Carolina; Intermixed with news of the impending war are notes about building a henhouse, nests, the receipt of toys, and weather; his father [Williams Carter Wickham] as a candidate for the Virginia Secession Convention from Henrico (January 29, 1861); and ends with an entry for February 12, 1861.


  • Creation: 1860-1861



1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the File: English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States