The diary of William Coe, a minister from the Shenandoah Valley, dates his entries from May 29, 1862 to August 13, 1862. He writes about the Seven Days and Cedar Mountain battles and shifts in area from Confederate to Union control. He discusses slavery, specifically his slave who marries a free woman, as well as the death and burial of a slave who was his servant's mother.
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Acc. 2006.71 was an addition to the Civil War Collection, Mss. 39.1 C76, until November 2017. The former citation was Civil War Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.