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MF 5750, Series E, Reels 4-5

CAMPBELL (ZOE J.) DIARIES

(Mss. 1274)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

5 items and 10 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1856-1866

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

French

Summary.

The diaries list Campbell's expenses, her condolence visits, and the costs of rail travel from Algiers to nearby places. Beginning in May 1861, the diaries record events related to the Civil War.

Restrictions on access.

Photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Zoe J. Campbell Diaries, Mss. 1274, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

P:1, Misc.:C

Also available on.

UPA Microfilm 5750, Series E, Reels 4-5

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Zoe J. Campbell, the eldest daughter of James and Zoe Lambert Campbell, lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, before and during the Civil War. Her brother, Lambert, joined the DeSoto Rifles in May of 1861 and was stationed at Camp Moore before going to Virginia.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The diaries list Campbell's expenses (1857-1860), her condolence visits (1860-1861), her piano lessons (1857-1859), and the costs of rail travel from Algiers (near New Orleans) to nearby places on the Opelousas railroad (1860). Beginning in May 1861, the diaries record events related to the Civil War. Events and topics discussed include the secession of North Carolina (May 22, 1861); the killing of Colonel Ellsworth at Alexandria, Virginia (May 25, 1861); the Washington Artillery of New Orleans (May 27, 1861); battles at Manassas and Lexington, Missouri (July-September 1861); Confederate prisoners of war including women prisoners (1862-1865); the bombardment of New Orleans; the Federal occupation (1862-1864); devaluation of Confederate money (May 27, 1862); the closing and burning of commercial banks in New Orleans (1862-1863); a crevasse damaging a New Orleans levee (May-July 1862); citizens relief for orphans of Confederate families (February 1863); and an African American emancipation parade (June 11, 1864). Also mentioned are social events in New Orleans, medical prescriptions, religion, and the Catholic Church. Loose items include a funeral announcement for Zoe J. Campbell and a personal letter (undated).

All items are in French.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

African Americans--Louisiana--Saint James Parish.

1864

Report (as recorded in entry of January 12) concerning the effect of cold on African Americans

Banks and banking--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1862-1863

City Bank: Entry (August 21, 1862) re closing of bank, upon order of Butler.

Bank of Louisiana: Entry (February 9, 1863) mentioning burning of bank; Entry (June 17, 1863) re no value of notes from bank,

Baton Rouge, La., Battle of, 1862.

1862

Entries (August 5 and 20) mentioning battle, General Williams, and General J.C. Breckenridge

Beauregard, Caroline Deslonde.

1864

Entries (March 2, 4, 9) re death, burial, funeral, and mass for second wife of Gen. Beauregard,

Belleville (Ferry)

1863

Entry (April 11) re capsize on Mississippi River at New Orleans and casualties,

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893.

1862

Entry (August 12 and 16) re orders from Butler, requiring return to arms by citizens.

Entry (September 24) re proclamation to renew allegiance to United States.

Catholic Church--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1862-1866

Entries describing services, masses, and customs.

Congo Square (New Orleans, La.)

1864

Entry (December 19) re Congo Square

Donaldsonville (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

1862

Entry (August 8) regarding sinking of a U.S. gunboat

Levees--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1862

Entries (May 24 and 24) describing levees,

Entries (June 7 and July 26) mentioning high water.

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

1865

Entry April 19, and 22, re death of Lincoln

Money--Confederate States of America.

1862

Entry (May 27) re proclamation of Benjamin F. Butler announcing no value of Confederate money,

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

New Orleans (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

1862-1865

Entries (April 29, 1862) re bombardment,

(August 25, 1862) describing search for arms in homes of civilians,

(May 12, 1862) re civilian reaction to Jefferson Davis' proclamation for observing day of fasting ,

(June 2, 1862) re free market for poor,

(July 31, 1862) re insult of Dutch consul by Federals,

(August 7, September 24 and 30, and August 31, 1862) re oath of allegiance,

(November 1, 1862) describing observance of All Saints Day,

(February 9, 1863) re burning of Louisiana archives,

(March 16, 1863) re arrest of women for playing Confederate music,

(July 4 and 5, 1863) re curfew law of General Emory,

(August 20, 1863) re visit of federals,

(December 30, and 1864, January 8, 9, 13, 16, February 15, May 6, 1863) re confiscation of household furnishings,

(June 11, 1864) re emancipation parade,

(April 22, 1865) re observance of Lincoln's funeral.

New Orleans (La.)--Newspapers.

1862-1863

True Delta 1862 Entries, May 2 and 3, re refusal to publish proclamation and suppression of newspapers,

Crescent 1862 Entry, June 4, re sale of newspaper,

L'Estapelte du Sud 1862 Entries, August 31 and September 13, re closing and reappearances of newspaper,

The Advocate 1862 Entry, January 3, re suspension of newspaper, by General Banks.

Shepley, George Foster, 1819-1878.

1862

Entry (May 21), Military Governor of Louisiana, re proclamation relative to municipal administration.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief.

1863-1864

Entries (February 14 and 16, 1863) re concert for war relief for orphans in New Orleans,

Entry (November 18, 1864) mentioning benefit for poor.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Female.

1862

Entries (June 30 and July 23, 1862) re Mrs. Philip Phillips as prisoner of war at Ship Island,

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

1862-1865

Entries (May 20, June 2, 4, 12, 1862) naming prisoners at Fort Jackson,

Entry (June 11, 1862) mentioning Pierre Soulé and Adolphe Mazureau,

Entries (June 30 and July 23, 1862) re Mrs. Philip Phillips as prisoner of war at Ship Island,

Entry (April 22, 23, 29, and 30, 1863) re visits to prison,

Entry (July 20, 1863) arrival of prisoners from Port Hudson,

Entry (July 24 and August 27, 1863) re confinement of navy from Vicksburg,

Entry (August 22, 1863) re greeting of prisoners,

Entry (December 11, 1863) re imprisonment of officers,

Entry (December 18, 1863) listing of officers leaving for Johnson Island, Ohio,

Entry (April 30, 1865) re arrival of Confederate prisoners from Fortress Monroe.

Wickliffe, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1819-1895.

1862-1863

Entry (September 11, 1862) mentioning visit of Governor Wickliffe, under flag of truce,

Entry (May 25, 1863) mentioning Wickliffe.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Contents (with dates)

P:1

1. Diary (January-December 1856); Expense Account (1857-1859)

2. Diary (January-December 1857)

3. Diary (January-December 1858)

4. Diary (January-November 1859)

5. Diary (December 1859)

6. Diary (July-October 1860)

7. Diary (January 1860 - December 1861)

8. Diary (January 1862 - September 1, 1863)

9. Diary (September 1863 May 1866)

10. Diary (June July, 1866)

Misc.:C

Note stating Sergeant James Campbell is well (1863); funeral announcement of Zoe Campbell (1866); letter (1866)

MF 5750

Series E, Reels 4-5