Reuben and Sarah Schumpert diary
Collection number: ahc.MSS813f
Scope and Content
This collection contains a diary started by Reuben Schumpert on July 30, 1861. In it he records his experience joining the 11th Battalion, Sumpter Light Artillery. Sarah Schumpert, his stepmother, began writing in the diary on July 3, 1864. In her entries she reflects upon domestic life during the Civil War, including details of the loss of her stepson and of her husband's military service. Of particular note are two medicinal recipes.
- Schumpert, Reuben (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Reuben Schumpert (1842-1861) was born in Preston, Georgia, to Amos K. and Elizabeth Gray Schumpert. In 1861 he joined the Confederate Army as a private in the 11th Battalion, Sumter Light Artillery. He traveled to Virginia with his battalion just after the Battle of Manassas and died shortly afterward of typhoid fever. Sarah Schumpert (1842-1933) was born to Micajah Boulware Pickett and Elizabeth Drusilla Coleman Pickett. She married Amos K. Schumpert, Reuben's father, on February 5, 1863.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2018.
- Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
- Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women
- Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
- Preston (Ga.) -- Social conditions
- Schumpert, Sarah, 1842-1933 -- Diaries
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Health aspects
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women
- Reuben and Sarah Schumpert diary
- Anna Dancu
- September 2018
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- Language of description
- Finding aid is written in English.