Guide to the Charles C. Marshall Diary, 1864

Collection number: MS 296
Size: (1 item) (1 folder)

About Charles C. Marshall

Charles C. Marshall (1844 Sutton NH-1927 Boscawen NH) was the son of William H. Marshall (1811-1877) and Mary Gould Hart (1817-1903). He was the third of nine children. He enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 1st Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteer Calvery on 29 July 1864 and was mustered out at Concord the same day. Later he was promoted to the rank of Sargent, and mustered out July 15 1865. After the war he returned to Sutton and married twice, working as a photographer and carriage builder/painter.

About Marshall's Diary

Marshall's diary contains details about the Sutton townsfolk with whom he interacted, many of whom are named. In the beginning of the year he is just finishing school, as well as working in his father's wagon shop and a saloon. Much of his free time is spent taking photographs and producing ambrotypes. One of his photography partners was a woman named only as "Nell". He also attends lectures on Emancipation and gives a "Declaration" at school on the subject of Bunker Hill. The diary ends with his travel to Concord and mustering out - it's possible he sent it home for safe keeping.

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Preferred Citation

Charles C. Marshall Diary, 1864, MS 296, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase from Carmen Valentino, 2018 (2018.11)