A. C. Dicken Civil War Diary, 1862-1914 (bulk: 1862-1865)

Descriptive Summary

Title
A. C. Dicken Civil War Diary, 1862-1914 (bulk: 1862-1865)
Creator
Dicken, Absolom Columbus, 1835-1918
Extent
3 items
Subjects
Dicken, A. C. (Absolom Columbus), 1835-1918
Dicken, A. C. (Absolom Columbus), 1835-1918 Diaries
United States History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
Confederate States of America Army -- Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, 4th
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Kentucky Fourth Cavalry Regiment, C.S.A., was organized at Mosgrove near Owenton, Kentucky, on September 10, 1862. The first commander was Col. Henry Giltner and field officers included Major Nathan Parker, Col. Moses T. Pryor, and Major William R. Ray. The Kentucky Fourth Cavalry Regiment was involved in the battles of Blue Springs, Rogersville, Laurel Gap, and Saltville. They surrended at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, on April 30, 1865.
Scope and Content
This one item collection is a Civil War diary kept by A. C. (Absolom Columbus) Dicken, a native of Campbell County, Kentucky, and a Confederate soldier in Company D, Fourth Regiment Cavalry, Kentucky Volunteers. The diary, dated 1862-1865, concerns camp life, skirmishes, and battles. The collection also includes a blank return form for Giltner's Cavalry Brigade and a partial letter apparently written by Dicken on Oct. 8, 1914, explaining the capture of Thomas J. McGraw and the death of William Corbin during the war.
Arrangement: Chronological