See also UPA Microfilm 5735 Series B, Reel 12

CHARLES E. LEVERICH DIARY

(Mss. 791)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2009

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE ............................................................................. 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................... 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 6
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 7

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 volume

Geographic locations.

Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia

Inclusive dates.

July 6, 1863-Sept. 21, 1864

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Diary of Charles E. Leverich, a post adjutant of the Confederate States Army from New Orleans, describing his trip to Virginia and his activities as battery officer for General Simon Bolivar Buckner under General Braxton Bragg during the campaign near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Organization.

N/A

Restrictions on access.

Photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Charles E. Leverich Diary, Mss. 791, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

J:5

Also available on

MF:5735, Series B, Reel 12

BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE

Charles E. Leverich, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, served as Sergeant in the 2nd Company of the Battalion Washington Artillery. In 1863, he was discharged by the Secretary of War of the Confederate States and made a 1st Lieutenant in the Provisional Army. With the Battalion Washington Artillery, Leverich had been present at battles and skirmishes at Yorktown, Mechanicsville, Rappahannock, Manassas, Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Williamsport.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The diary records Leverich's travels from Winchester to Richmond, Virginia, where he visited friends, and his stay with his parents in Columbia County, Georgia.

Entries after Aug. 21, 1863 describe Leverich's activities as battery officer for General Simon Bolivar Buckner under General Braxton Bragg during the campaign near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Described are the winter quarters of the Confederate Army at Dalton and Oxford, Georgia, and the armies of General Joseph E. Johnston and John B. Hood. Names of civilians and military personnel are recorded along with changes in military posts, encounters with other units, and skirmishes with Federal troops during the retreat to Atlanta. The diary ends after the capture of Atlanta by Federal forces in 1864. Included is a roll of the 4th Company of the Battalion Washington Artillery.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Diary of Charles E. Leverich of New Orleans after his appointment as Provisional Army C. S. by the Secretary of War of the Confederate States of America. At the time of his appointment, Leverich was serving as a member of the Second Company of the Washington Artillery stationed at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.

The diary records his travels from Winchester to Richmond, Virginia; his visit with friends in Richmond; and his stay in Berzelia, Columbia County, Georgia, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Leverich who were refugees from New Orleans.

After August 21, 1863, Leverich tells of his activities as battery officer of General S. B. Buckner under General Braxton Bragg during the campaign around Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the winter quarters of the army at Dalton and Oxford, Ga., and with the armies of General J. E. Johnston and General J. B. Hood.

In his entries, Leverich mentions the names of persons (civilian and military) he has met, the good food and treatment he has received, the many changes in personnel, encounters with other units, and the skirmishes with Federal troops during the retreat to Atlanta. The volume contains a roll of the Fourth Company Washington Battalion of Artillery. The diary ends abruptly after the capture of Atlanta by Federal forces in 1864.

INDEX TERMS

Atlanta (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.

Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914.

Chattanooga (Tenn.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Confederate States of America. Army. Washington Artillery Battalion (New Orleans, La.)

Diaries.

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879.

Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891.

Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Refugees.

Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

J:5

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Diary (1863-1864)

MF:5735, Series B

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Reel 12