28 July 2011

A Civil War Diarist's Encounter With Colonel Acklin

From Diary of a Confederate Congressman, 1862-1863:

Diary of a Confederate Congressman, 1862-1863 [Page] 273

Second Session

Met at Richmond, Va., November 7, 1864.  Adjourned March 18, 1865.


[Wednesday, July 23rd, 1862....]
....28th.  Came over the Miss. River this morning and landed at Col. Acklin's (5) plantation.  Thanks be to God for our safe deliverance.  Col. A is a very vain and self-important--but a very hospitable gentleman.  Gave us an excellent breakfast.  Started at 11 o'clock in a cart--four of us--rather a primitive mode of.....

(5)--Col. Acklin--unknown.

Colonel Joseph A. S. Acklin's plantation was in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; that is where he died on September 11, 1863.

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