Guide to the Asa Sackman Diaries

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Guide to the Asa Sackman Diaries 1861/1862

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Asa Sackman Diaries
Dates: 1861-1862
Identification: MS-0404
Creator: Sackman, Asa
Physical Description: 0.20 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Asa Sackman was a private in the 44th Regiment, Co. G, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Captain John M. Newkirk. He entered service at age 22, fought for three years, and transferred to Co. G, 8th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on January 4th, 1864. His status in the Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio is listed as "veteran."

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 44th (1861-1862). Company G -- Diaries
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1864). Company G -- Diaries

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

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

Personal Name:

Sackman, Asa, b. 1838 or 9 -- Diaries

Topical Term:

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

These materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Asa Sackman Diaries, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Arrangement of Materials:

Chronological. Notebooks are numbered 1 through 9 in Sackman's hand; 4 and 5 are missing.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of seven manuscript diaries, written while Asa Sackman was serving in the 44th Regiment, Company G, of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The diaries date from October 1861, his first month of service, to August 1862. Sackman writes almost daily about the company's movements and actions, the weather, and camp conditions, and occasionally describes encounters with Confederate troops. The manuscript notes on the diary covers list several camps in West Virginia, including Camp Piatt and Meadow Bluffs.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

No. 1-3, 6 November 1861 - March 1862, May 1862

Box 1, Folder 2

No. 7-9 June - July 1862