Coll. 0372 - Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers
This collection includes Alexander Sterrett Paxton's Civil War journal in six volumes (484 p.), covering his service as a member of the 4th Virginia Infantry of the Stonewall Brigade, including his role as a Commissary Sergeant of the regiment. The journal entries explore the war experiences of a Confederate foot soldier and include his insights into motives for war; observations and descriptions of ranking officers, fellow soldiers, friends and family; detailed accounts of battles and campaigns; and experiences in hospitals and camps, including a few pencil-drawn maps of Stonewall Brigade camps (1861-1862). Volume 6 includes a month-long dream journal that Paxton kept in 1864.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers, Coll. 0372, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
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