Title: W.L. Judson diary
Physical Details: Diary : 1 v. : handwritten, ill. ; 13 x 8 cm.
Description: Judson writes brief daily entries spanning from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of 1862, a year he spent as a bugle player in a Civil War military band. He mentions the weather; his health; letters received and written. He talks about the movements of his unit through Kentucky and Tennessee; the time of day he played the Reveille; the food they are eating; and mentions deaths in the cavalry. He mentions various sources of entertainment: several visits to the theater; sketching; preaching; swimming and exploring the landscape.
Many entries are accompanied by small sketches, primarily of people.
Entries are written in pencil, many are very faint.
A typed transcript is available.
This diary is one of three in Judson's papers.
Creator: Judson, W. L. (William Lees), 1842-1928
Forms part of: W. L. (William Lees) Judson papers, 1861-1957
Rights Statement: U.S. public domain
Citation Information: W. L. (William Lees) Judson. W.L. Judson diary, 1862. W. L. (William Lees) Judson papers, 1861-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 12897