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Diary of Owen W. Davis, Jr.

Identifier: M194 .D38569

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Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of the diary of Owen W. Davis, Jr., from June 17, 1862, to September 27, 1862, recording his experience as an enlisted soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. Topics include minor skirmishes, court marial duties, capture and parole, and routine duties while stationed in northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland. Davis (Bowdoin College Class of 1864) left college to enlist with the 7th Squadron, Rhode Island Cavalry


  • Creation: 1862

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

If not in the public domain, copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


.1 Linear Feet (1 v. (85 leaves) ;29 cm)


Forms part of the Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection in the Bowdoin College Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the Diary of Owen W. Davis, Jr.,1862
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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