Call Number: 1973.110
Extent: 0.02 Linear feet, in one folder.
One diary kept by Josiah M. Grumman while he was held prisoner at the Confederate Libby Prison in Richmond, VA from 1861 to 1862. The diary contains an account of his capture, lists of daily activities and other prisoners, newspaper clippings, and receipts.
Josiah M. Grumman was born in Newark, N.J. He later moved to Brooklyn and became a civil engineer and surveyor. When the Civil War erupted in 1861, Grumman volunteered for service in the 84th Regiment of the New York State Volunteer Infantry (commonly known as the 14th Regiment of the New York State Militia, or the “Fighting 14th”) and was elected a Sergeant of Company H. He was taken prisoner during the Battle of Falls Church and sent to the Confederate Libby Prison in Virginia. After his release, he rejoined the 84th Regiment and was elected First Lieutenant of Company H. At the second battle of Bull Run in August 1862, Grumman was fatally wounded. He was buried in Lyons Farms Cemetery in New Jersey.
- Grumman, Josiah M.
- Libby Prison
- United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 84th (1861-1864)
- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
- Richmond (Va.)
- United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Prisoners and prisons
- Prisoners of war — Virginia — Richmond — Diaries
- Soldiers — New York (State)
- Soldiers — United States — Diaries
Types of material:
- Clippings (information artifacts)