26 March 1863: “Ah what changes since then…”

Item description: In this diary entry, 26 March 1863, Daniel Coleman, of Athens, Ala., marked the second anniversary of his enlistment at Fort Morgan with a nod to the casualties. He was commissioned into the 33rd Alabama Infantry as a captain.

Item citation: in folder 1 of the D. Coleman Diary #3317-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

Thursday March 26th

The anniversary of my enlistment in the C.S. service which was two years ago today at Ft. Morgan — Ah what changes since then — How many of those noble boys have gone from this to another world —

Acting officer of the guard today

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