Civil War diaries and miscellaneous medical records, 1861-1865

Reeve, James Theodore, 1834-1906

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  • Appleton doctor James T. Reeve was the surgeon for the 10th Wisconsin Infantry and later for the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. His diaries describe his first months in the army, his capture at Chickamauga when he refused to leave the wounded, his time in Libby Prison, Sherman's advance on Atlanta, the battles of Resaca and Kennesaw Mountain, Sherman's March to the Sea, the campaign through the Carolinas, and Reeve's return to Wisconsin.


  • Online version of materials in the James T. Reeve Papers, 1747-1951, held by the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
  • Electronic reproduction. Madison, Wis. : Wisconsin Historical Society, 2011.
  • Presented by James S. Reeve, Appleton, Wis., Dec. 1948 and April 28, 1953. 1864-65 diary loaned for microfilming in 1964 and subsequently presented by John P. and Ann W. Reeve, Appleton, Wis., 1993.
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