Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Gill, George F.
Title: Diary, 1862-1863
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for this diary, contact the Curator of Special Collections.
Size of Collection: 1 item
Locator Number: Mss./A/G475
Scope and Content Note
Sgt. Gill, 1 st Kentucky Infantry Regt. (Union), records events just prior to his capture during the Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, TN, during his imprisonment at Libby Prison, Richmond, VA, and following his release two weeks later. He describes how he was transported to Richmond, prison conditions and how prisoners bartered for food and clothing. Collection includes photocopies of his military pension records, unit history and diary transcriptions.
George F. Gill was born in New York in 1836. He later moved to Cincinnati where he married his first wife, Ellen Doyle, in 1859. They had one son. After Ellen’s death, he married Anna Coleman in 1864. They had 3 children. George enlisted in the 1st Kentucky Infantry Regt. (Union) and served from 1861-1864. In 1864, he re-enlisted in the 181st Ohio Infantry Regt. He died Feb. 17, 1903.
Folder 1: Diary, 1862-1863
Gill, George F., 1836-1903
Lice – United States
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863
Tennessee – History – Civil War, 1861-1865
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Campaigns
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Prisoners and prisons, Confederate
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Transportation
United States. Army. Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Virginia – History – Civil War, 1861-1865