Photocopies of Fay Civil War diary, 1864
Sylvenus A. Fay diary recounting the daily events of camp life and fighting, his capture by Confederates during the Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina and waiting for an exchange for his freedom with hundreds of Union Officers. Lieutenant Fay was the commanding officer of Company F, 85th New York Infantry. In January 1864, the 85th Infantry was ordered to Plymouth NC, where in April, almost the entire regiment was captured.
There is significant information in the diary about how officers who were captured were often exchanged for officers in the Confederacy.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Photocopies are recommended since the diary is fragile.
From the Collection: 0.010 Cubic Feet (3 folders) : 2 letter size and one legal size
Language of Materials
Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
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University of Virginia
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