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W.L. Judson diary

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Creator:
Judson, W. L. (William Lees), 1842-1928
Subject:
United States
Type:
Writings
Place:
Ky.
Tenn.
Date:
1862
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Diary : 1 v. : handwritten, ill. ; 13 x 8 cm.
Summary:
Judson writes brief daily entries spanning from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of 1862, a year he spent as a bugle player in a Civil War military band. He mentions the weather; his health; letters received and written. He talks about the movements of his unit through Kentucky and Tennessee; the time of day he played the Reveille; the food they are eating; and mentions deaths in the cavalry. He mentions various sources of entertainment: several visits to the theater; sketching; preaching; swimming and exploring the landscape.
Many entries are accompanied by small sketches, primarily of people.
Entries are written in pencil, many are very faint.
A typed transcript is available.
This diary is one of three in Judson's papers.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Musicians
Soldiers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12897
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W. L. (William Lees) Judson papers, 1861-1957
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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