Arthur H. Fish Diary,1864-1866

Descriptive Summary

Title
Arthur H. Fish Diary,1864-1866
Creator
Fish, Arthur H.
Extent
1 volume, 189 p.; 18 cm.
Subjects
Fish, Arthur H.
Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Grant, Ulyssess S., 1822-1885
Milroy, Robert Huston, 1816-1890
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877
Van Cleve, Horatio Phillips, 1809-1891
Wood, Thomas John, 1823-1906
Stones River, Battle of, 1863
Chickamauga, Battle of, 1863
Fort Pillow (Ark.)
Louisiana--Desciption and travel--1865-1950
Kentucky--History--Sources
United States--Army--Michigan--Regiment 30
United States--Army--Michigan--Regiment 3
United States--Army--Michigan--Regiment 4
United States--Army--Tennessee Colored--Regiment 2
United States--Army--Ohio--Regiment 118 and 174
Jefferson County--Kentucky
Warren County--Kentucky
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This diary begins with a list of major and brigader generals and their home towns. It next lists places and dates where the author was stationed or where important events occurred. The next section is a biographical account of Fish's military experiences. The diary portion begins with the author's enlistment into the 30th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in 1864 and continues to June of 1866 with his discharge. He gives excellent accounts of daily army life, the towns of New Orleans and San Antonio, and the aftermath of the Battles of Stone River and Chickamauga. Fish also describes some Native Americans he encountered i Texas in 1865. The diarist only mentions passing through Kentucky on his way to points South.
Arrangement: Chronological