This collection contains the Civil War diary of a soldier of the Army of Northern Virginia, 21st Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company I. The content spans June 19, 1861 through July 29, 1862, the latter as part of Jackson's Valley Campaign. The diary includes information concerning the Battle of Kernstown, although Wyatt was not a participant. A typescript is included.
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Asa John Wyatt, born February 10, 1829, enlisted in Company I, 21st Virginia Infantry Regiment from Pittsylvania County, Va. He rose from private to sergeant and was killed in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862.