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James H. Linsley Diaries (Union officer)
James H. Linsley served as a lieutenant in the Tenth Connecticut Volunteers which saw action at Roanoake, New Bern, and Kingston in 1862. The regiment was then posted to South Carolina and Florida. The 1862 volume of Linsley’s diary covers virtually the entire year, mostly in brief entries, but with a longer exposition on the battle at New Bern. The second volume for 1863 and 1864 includes entries on the regiment’s sojourn at Morris Island and on life and entertainments in St. Augustine. For a good regimental history of the Tenth Connecticut see the online essay at the Stamford (Conn.) Historical Society).