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M-086 Joseph J. Corneille (1838-?), Record Book, 1861-1899.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Ledger containing an account of a South Louisiana soldier's experiences during the Civil War; includes personal and business records after the Civil War. 1 folder.
List of a few personal and business records. Several poems written in French. Records of family marriages, deaths, and list of Corneille grandchildren. Records of personal expenses, 1867-1870.
Diary of Joseph Corneille, May 1861 - May 24, 1865, while he was a soldier from New Orleans in the Confederate Army. Most of his military service was spent in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes and later in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he spent several months ill in a hospital. He rejoined his unit, was captured near Jackson, Mississippi, in July 1863, and was released May 18, 1865.
Reminiscence of Prison Life at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana. Account of the poor living conditions in the prison camp.
Business records of Joseph Corneille, 1862-1872, in New Orleans. Records of J. Corneille as a member and officer in the fraternal organization, Order of the Seven Wise Men (S. W. M.) 1867-1872. Further business and personal financial records 1868-1870. Medical records for Corneille and his wife Adela 1869-1870.
Personal account entitled My Travels in Different Places, 1854-1871. Anecdote, essays, poems. List of members of the Coopers Union No. 3. Record of personal and business expenses 1869-1873. Names of deaths in his company at Vicksburg, July 1862. A few more personal and business expenses, 1869-1899.
Two typed copies of Joseph Corneille's diary The Life of Joseph Corneille from 1st May 1861 to May 24, 1865.