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Guide to the Papers of David Edward Cronin
 MS 670.9

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Series III. Memoirs of W.W. Goldsborough

Scope and Contents note

This series contains handwritten memoirs entitled "War Reminiscences" by Major W.W. [William Worthington] Goldsborough of the Confederate Army, 2nd Maryland Infantry. The original pages have been inlaid, and Goldsborough added to his narrative in the margins of the oversized pages, often creating two separate narratives on one page.

Goldsborough's memoirs discuss John Brown's raid, an aborted trip to Baltimore by Lincoln, unrest in Baltimore at the start of the war, Confederate army camp life, activities in MD and VA, truce meetings, and the battle of Gettysburg.

Also included are numerous newspaper clippings of Civil War reminiscences written by Goldsborough for the Philadelphia Record [1899-1900], which detail his experiences in 2nd Bull Run, Malvern, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Harper's Ferry, as well as his capture and life as a prisoner at Fort Delaware, Fort Pulaski, and Morris Island. The articles are mounted and annotated by Goldsborough.

This series also contains portraits of Goldsborough, both sketches and photographs, a photograph of a 2nd Maryland Infantry C.S.A. memorial, and several obituaries of Goldsborough.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 W.W. Goldsborough
Box: 14 Folder : 2 W.W. Goldsborough

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