Handwritten copy of diary, 1862 June 2-25, of Robert Gaines Haile, while serving in the 55th Virginia Regiment, Confederate Army, kept during the Seven Days Battle near Richmond, Virginia. Mentions the death of William Latane.
Robert Gaines Haile was born April 1, 1832 in "Beavers Hill," Essex County, Virginia, the son of Robert Gaines Haile, Senior, and Elizabeth Buckner Haile. He married Mary Susan Burke. Haile served in Company F, 55th Virginia Regiment, Confederate Army. He was mortally wounded at Gaines Mill on June 30, 1862.
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