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Guide to the James A. Goble Diary MSS.0574

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2012

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-06-01T15:10-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

James A. Goble Diary

Unit ID:

MSS.0574

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1862-1863

Abstract:

Civil War diary of a soldier in the First Alabama Infantry who was born in New York and later lived in Auburn, Alabama, before moving to Chelsea, Massachusetts.

General Physical Description note

Front cover of diary is missing.

Preferred Citation:

James A. Goble diary, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

James A. Goble was born in New York around 1830 and by 1860 was living in Auburn, Alabama, where he was a painter. He was married to Emma L. Goodwin. He served in the First Alabama Infantry regiment, but in 1863 sailed from Louisiana to New York. From New York, he and his wife returned to their home in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in late July 1863..

Scope and Contents note

Goble's diary begins in March 1862 and documents his brief service with the First Alabama Infantry, his time in prison in Illinois, and return to Louisiana. He served with his regiment at Port Hudson, Louisiana, where his wife joined him from Auburn, Alabama. Diary entries from this period are filled with descriptions of injuries. His diary documents the Confederate surrender and his and his wife's subsequent journey from Louisiana to their family home in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Updated by Donnelly Walton, 2012

Access Restrictions:

none

Usage Restrictions:

none

Source(s)

Alabama (local)

Diaries (aat)

War and Military (local)

James A. Goble Diary Box 2771 Folder 1

Diary of James A. Goble, 1862-1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/88927