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Benjamin Titus Civil War Diary
Overview Diary of Benjamin Titus, a member of the 8th Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Independent Scouts. Titus died on June 7, 1864, at Richmond, Virginia, at age 31. The diary (dated 1866) was probably copied after Titus' death by an unidentified person (probably his brother) from a written account Titus kept and describes the life of an infantry soldier - miles and miles of forced marches, rain and snow and impassible roads, and days of inaction interrupted by intense periods of pitched battles,...