Manuscript Collection

Smith Kitchens Civil War Diary - Accession 703 - M317 (368)

Title

Smith Kitchens Civil War Diary - Accession 703 - M317 (368)

Authors

Smith Kitchens

Files

Identifier

Accession 703 - M317 (368)

Inclusive Dates

1861-1865

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

36 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Smith Kitchens Civil War Diary was a running diary describing various battles and the everyday tribulations endured by the common Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. The diary was kept by Sargent Smith Kitchens of Company A, 17th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers from 1861-1865 and contains 72 pages on text. Smith Kitchens was born in June 1826 and was the son of Zach Kitchens and survived the war and lived to an old age. Two brothers, Charles and William, both served with Smith Kitchens and died in the war.

Provenance

The Smith Kitchens Civil War Diary was given to the Archives by John Porter Gaston on August 5, 1987.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Smith Kitchens Civil War Diary - Accession 703 - M317 (368)

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