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Guide to the Charles H. Peterson Pocket Diary Collection, 1863-1865
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical Information:
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  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Charles H. Peterson Pocket Diary Collection
    Dates: 1863-1865
    Identification: SC/CHP
    Creator: Peterson, Charles Henry
    Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections
    Abstract: During the US Civil War, Charles H. Peterson participated in the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Petersburg campaigns. He kept these diaries from 1863 to 1865. He tucked notes, correspondence, currency, and newspaper clippings between the pages.

    Biographical Information:

    Charles Henry Peterson was a Union volunteer from Salem, New Jersey who fought in the US Civil War. He participated in the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Petersburg campaigns.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Diaries
    Ephemera

    Geographic Name:

    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

    Personal Name:

    Peterson, Charles Henry

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Charles H. Peterson Pocket Diary Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Scope and Contents

    Between 1863 and 1865 Charles H. Peterson kept these diaries which document his participation in the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Petersburg campaigns during the US Civil War. He tucked notes, correspondence, currency, and newspaper clippings between the pages. The collection includes notes, correspondence, currency, and newspaper clippings that were tucked between the pages of the three diaries.