U.Va. Library Posting Civil War Diary
In 2008, the U.Va. Library Special Collections acquired the diary of Harrison B. Jones, a sergeant in the 33rd Virginia Infantry in the Civil War.
Each day, the library posts an entry from the corresponding day of Jones’ diary in 1861. In many, you can read the tedium of a soldier’s day-to-day life:
the day was cloudy
nothing of importance
occurred to day. there was
Some firing of cannon
in the direction of Alex.