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J. J. Magee diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3764

Scope and Contents

Captain J. J. Magee of the "Independent Blues" (later Company D of the Eighth Alabama Infantry Regiment) kept a small diary, documenting daily, from January 11 to February 23, 1861, the activities of his unit and company. As the Eighth Alabama wasn't mustered in until June 10, 1861, in Richmond, Virginia, many of these entries describe pranks and parties. The Blues were discharged on February 23rd and returned to Selma, Alabama. One of the last entries in the diary, dated March 21, 1861, reads "I arrived in Pensacola... at my own expense and on my own hook, looking for a fight." It is not known if Magee was part of the Eighth when in was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 1861.

Dates

  • 1861

Creator

Physical Description

Diary is somewhat fragile, written in pencil but very legible.

Biographical / Historical

J. J. Magee was part of the Independent Blues (later Company D of the Eighth Alabama Infantry) in the early days of Alabama secession.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (diary and transcript)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Civil War diary of Captain J. J. Magee of Company D, Eighth Alabama Infantry.

Provenance

purchased from Hughes Books, 2014

Physical Description

Diary is somewhat fragile, written in pencil but very legible.

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the J. J. Magee diary
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
April 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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