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Horatio S. Carnrite Diary

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 117
Identifier: SC 01714

Content Description

The civil war diary of Horatio S. Carnrite, who enlisted in the 184th regiment of the New York State Volunteers. This collection contains the 134 page diary along with a 56 page handwritten transcription. There are a few mentions of Black cavalry movements.

Content warning: contains language that is derogatory towards people enslaved, as well as towards people of color.


  • Creation: August 29th, 1864 - May 23rd, 1865


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.1 Linear Feet (One legal sized folder.)