John W. Tuttle Civil War Diary,1860-1867

Descriptive Summary

John W. Tuttle Civil War Diary,1860-1867
Tuttle, John W., 1837-1927
1 volume (104 p.); 34 cm.
Tuttle, John W., 1837-1927
Tuttle, P. W.
Buckner, Simon Bolivar
United States--Army--Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, 3rd--Company H
Shiloh, Battle of, 1862
Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Lookout Mountain (Tenn.), Battle of 1863
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Perryville, KY, Battle of, 1862
Missionary Ridge (Tenn. and Ga.), Battle of, 1863
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
Finding Aid Author
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This Civil War diary was kept by Captain John W. Tuttle from 1860-1867. Tuttle was a Captain in the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Company H. The diary, missing its first page, begins on June 1, 1860 with Tuttle's description of life just prior to the War's start. He then proceeds to describe the local sentiment and political activities after the fall of Fort Sumter and his own subsequent enlistment. Tuttle saw action at Perryville, Ky., and was sidelined in 1863 at Chattanooga due to a non-battle induced broken leg. The descriptions here are from a non-combatants perspective, but by November 1863 he was back on the line at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee. The diary's descriptions continue through 1867 giving insightful accounts of military and civilian life.
A transcript of this collection is available, but the first page is missing.
The Kentucky Historical Society library has a transcribed copy of the diary (Dewey number 92 T967) and a copy of the Union, The Civil War, and John W. Tuttle (1980: The Kentucky Historical Society), edited by Hambleton Tapp and James C. Klotter (Dewy number 95 T967d), in its collection.
Arrangement: Chronological
Wayne County; Monticello County