A remarkable piece of Civil War history! Original hardcover (marbled board) daily war diary & journal for Henry Martin Scofield. First entry is dated August 20, 1862. Last entry is dated June 18, 1866.
According to my research, Underwood was a member of Company B of the 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Essentially an almost daily account of this soldier's experiences in the war, covering his entire length of service from 1862 through to beyond the end of the war in 1866. Somewhat scarce to find a diary that covers this complete span of war-time experiences.
Contains approximately 90 pages of handwritten entries. Lots of information on daily soldier life as well as battle reminiscences. He fought all across the South, particularly noting time spent in Mississippi and Tennessee. Leather binding is in remarkable shape for its age, though someone applied some scotch tape at some point to part of the leather spine.There are two pictures of him on the front pastedown, one from his soldier days and one from later in life. Some of the most interesting entries are towards the end where notes, on opposite pages, the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Again, incredible content and a full picture of his service with the daily diary, the financial ledger and even his photograph. I usually find bits and pieces, but never have I come across such a comprehensive collection of this soldier's Civil War experiences. Learn about sponsoring this memorial.. 12, 1831 Saratoga County New York, USA. BOOK - HISTORY OF GOODHUE COUNTY, MN. Scofield, of Zumbrota village, retired farmer and estimable citizen, was born in Saratoga county, New York, January. 12, 1831, and has therefore already passed the three score and ten mark which Solomon made proverbial. The father, Miner Scofield (April 19, 1796-December 2, 1850), and the mother, Lydia Sherman Scofield (June 6, 1801-October 8, 1854), migrated in 1848 from New.
York state to Fond du Lac county, Wis. And spent the remainder of their days on a farm.
Attended the schools of his native county, and also received a part of his education in Wisconsin, to which state he removed with his parents at the age of seventeen years. After leaving school he remained at home, taking charge of his father's farm until 1857. From that date is reckoned his career in Goodhue county.Responding to the call of his country, he enlisted in 1862 in Company B, Thirty-second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. During his more active days he served as road overseer and school clerk of his district in Pine Island township; and in Scofield Post, No. He has held all the offices, now serving his twelfth term as chaplain. He was married January 30, 1853, to Mary A. Scofield, who died at the family residence in Pine Island, April 2, 1861.
To this union three children were born. Born April 8, 1855, is now Mrs. Shedd, a widow living in California. Born May 5, 1857, died March 29, 1886. Born September 2, 1859, lives in South Dakota.
On January 30, 1866, at Rosendale, Wis. Murray, daughter of George and Margaret (Paamsey) Murray. Her parents migrated from Prince Edward's Island, Canada, to Illinois, in 1844, and moved to Wisconsin in 1854.
The father was born June 30, 1791, and died November 30, 1855, while the latter was born March 17, 1899. Scofield was born at Prince Edward's Island, July 28, 1835. She has borne to Henry M. Born April 12, 1867, is an electrical engineer in St. Born June 17, 1870, is a dressmaker living at home.
Born November 2, 1873, farms on the old homestead. Born July 18, 1876, is now Mrs.Skillman, a widow residing in Zumbrota. Born January 18, 1878, died April 3, 1899. The Congregational faith is the religious belief of the family.
Family links: Spouses: Mary Alvida Scofield Scofield (1835 - 1861). Murray Scofield (1835 - 1915). Children: Ella Mary Scofield Shedd (1855 - 1930).
William Francis Scofield (1859 - 1945). Edward Herbert Scofield (1867 - 1947). Annette Margaret Scofield (1870 - 1937). Carrie Lydia Scofield Skillman (1876 - 1946). Note: Bio courtesy of contributor #16959198.Zumbrota Goodhue County Minnesota, USA. Record added: Dec 31, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 82771611. The item "1862-1866 32nd Wisconsin Soldier Civil War Handwritten Diary MEMPHIS MISSISSIPPI" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Documents". The seller is "crottsy" and is located in Clemmons, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.