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 Higgins. 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 accurately 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 mail & returned the diary (by now his as well). Two letters to Mr. Owen are with the diaries & are transcribed at the end. When I read these I could feel the history both men participated in. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Lee McKewen Oct 27,1997.


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