Charles W. Wilcox, c.1862 (SOURCE = Historical Society of Cheshire County)

Charles W. Wilcox enlisted in the 9th NH Volunteer Regiment.  During his service in the Union army, he kept a diary of his experiences, including details of combat at the Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse, and his capture and imprisonment in the Confederacy in the closing year of the war.

For more details on this project, see our post:

This project is part of the Citizen Archivist Initiative at the Historical Society of Cheshire County (NH).


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May 13, 1864: ‘We lay down on the grass to rest’ (by Sammy)

Wilcox & Co. do their best to survive as prisoners backstage at one of the war’s major battles… Drawn by guest artist Sammy during COMICS CAMP at the Historical Society of Cheshire County: from the Civil War Diary of Charles W. Wilcox |< << 13-14 May 1864 >> SOURCES: Sammy draws from Wilcox’s diary entries for 13-14 May: … & from the…


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