Civil War Diaries
of William Owen, Co K., 86th New York Vols & Robert T. Douglass, Co. F,
47th Va. Regt.
Transcribers Note: The following diaries have been loaned to me by Dan & Betty
They found them in an old garage about 30 years ago when they lived in
Colorado. I feel
they are extremely valuable historically & will endeavor to transcribe them as
as possible. It is ironic to note the diary from 1863 was lost by Mr. Owen,
found by Mr.
Douglass & maintained by the founder. In 1867 Mr. Douglass located Mr. Owen by
returned the diary (by now his as well). Two letters to Mr. Owen are with the
are transcribed at the end. When I read these I could feel the history both men
in. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Lee McKewen Oct 27,1997.
The First Diary, belonging to William Owen, Co. K, 86th NYSV. Lost at the Battle of
Chancellorsville, and continued by Robert Douglass, Co. F, 47th Va.