Henry Corbin Diary

Source: Guide to the Henry Corbin Papers, 1863-1864, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #161

Henry Corbin Diary

Henry Corbin Diary

Staff Person: Lynette Lundin


Henry Corbin was a Fourth Sergeant in Company B of the 23rd Virginia Cavalry. He served with General Jubal A. Early in the Shenandoah Valley. His diary documents his activities from April 20, 1863, up until September 22, 1864, when he was killed at the battle of Fisher Hill. He also participated in the battles of Lynchburg, Monacacy and Winchester. The pages you see here were recorded right before he was killed. Click on the image to see additional pages that explain how the diary was found. Special Collections has other related manuscript collections such as the following: #246 Guide to the A.F. Williams Diary, #283 Guide to the New Bern Historical Society Collection, #338 Guide to the William W. Perry Diary and #537 Guide to the J.C. Hines Papers. More information about this collection can be obtained by going to Manuscript Collection 161

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