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A. L. Marks Civil War Diary
Wyles SC 306  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: A. L. Marks Civil War Diary,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1861-1864
    Collection Number: Wyles SC 306
    Creator: Marks (A. L.)
    Extent: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Vault
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    A. L. Marks Civil War Diary. Wyles SC 306. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1983.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Civil War diary, 1861-1864, of A. L. Marks from Chicago, who enlisted as a very young man in the 15th Illinois Vol. Infantry, at Dixon, Illinois. The diary describes the movements and engagements of the 15th Illinois, from its organization on May 9, 1861, until April 8, 1864. A clipping, laid in the diary, talks about the diary and Marks role in the Civil War. According to an undated note also laid in the diary, Marks was held at Cahaba Prison for ten months during the Civil War. Cahaba Prison, near Selma, Alabama, had been a cotton warehouse and it held over 5,000 Union soldiers between 1863 and 1865.