Eugene Banks diary

Eugene Banks diary

Dates: 1863-1976

Handwritten diary which contains an account of military life during the Civil War from a Southern officer's point of view. Banks includes descriptions of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, the Confederate retreat, and the execution of four deserters. Collection also includes a typescript of the diary and a description of the diary with background information on Banks written in 1976 by Darrell Batson. Photocopies of materials also included with collection.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Banks, Eugene
  • Call Number: MSS SC 57
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Mat'l specified: Original materials. Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Eugene Banks diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 57; Eugene Banks diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 57, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dennis Rowley; 1974.
Subject Terms
Military; Missionary Ridge, Battle of, Tenn., 1863; Politics, Government, and Law; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Banks (Eugene) diary
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:04-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Eugune Banks was a lieutenant in Company F of the 39th Alabama Regiment, Army of Tennessee during the Civil War.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts