Manuscript Collection

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

Title

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

Authors

Smith Kitchen

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

Historical Note

Company A, 17th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers was organized at Rich Hill (now Richburg) in Chester County South Carolina in 1861. The regiment was mustered into service at Camp Hampton near Columbia, S.C. by General John S. Preston on November 18, 1861.

Scope and Content Note

The Smith Kitchen (also spelled Kitchens and Ketchen) Civil War Diary is 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 Kitchen (1826-1914) of Company A, 17th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers from 1861-1865 and contains 72 pages on text. Smith Kitchen was born in June 1826 to Zachariah and Nancy Smith Kitchen. He had two brothers, Charles and William, both served with Smith Kitchen and died in the war.

Additional Notes

The inside cover is inscribed "Smith Kitchen Diary while in the War 1861-1865"

Smith Kitchen's name is spelled in various records as Kitchen, Kitchens, and Ketchen

Provenance

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

Keywords

American Civil War, Company A 17th Regiment SCV, Diaries, Chester County SC, Richburg SC

Copyright

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

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

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