Gill, George F. Diary, 1862-1863

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. This diary has been digitized. To view the PDF scan, click on the link provided in the folder list below.

Biographical Note

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 List

Folder 1: Diary, 1862-1863 (click to access PDF)

Subject Headings

Gill, George F., 1836-1903

Libby Prison

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