1862 ORIGINAL, UNIQUE FRENCH LANGUAGE CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NEW IMMIGRANT WHO DETAILS HIS BATTLE EXPERIENCE FROM ROANOKE ISLAND, THE SECOND BATTLE OF BULL RUN AND ANTIETAM

By: LOUIS P. CAYOT, [also CAYATT, CAYOTT]

Price: $8,245.99

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On offer is an original, unique 1862 manuscript relic of the American Civil War being a diary handwritten Louis P. Cayot (sometimes Cayatt, Cayott) who was a French immigrant to the town of Frenchville, Pennsylvania. Louis immediately enlisted into Co. B, 3rd PA, for 3 months, mustered out on 7/29/61, and then he mustered into Co. G, 51st PA on 10/17/1861, and in his own hand: General Reno Division, General Burnside Expedition, Camp Franklin, New Berne North Carolina. Historians, researchers and collectors of the era will find the book fully written and sometimes overwritten Louis never missing a day and even filling the memorandum section with more narrative. He participated in many battles with the 51st and relates the death of General Jesse Reno, under whose command Cayot served. Recruited in Clearfield County with a small contingent of sixteen men and enlisted by Peter A. Gaulin, who was promoted to captain of Company "G". A major portion of these were enlisted in October, 1861, for the regular three years service. On January 6th, 1862, the regiment embarked for Roanoke Island, where they participated in the operations then the expedition of Newbern. Afterwards they were engaged at Cedar Mountain and the second battle at Bull Run. At Antietam they were under a terrible fire and made a gallant record in that battle. From Antietam it went before Fredericksburg, and subsequently was ordered to Fortress Monroe. It then followed the fortunes and shared the hardships and privations of the Ninth Army Corps, and participated in the Knoxville campaign. During the spring campaign it pushed forward where they again met the enemy. At Cold Harbor, they sustained heavy losses. The regiment participated in: Poplar Springs Church, Ream's Station, Hatcher's Run, Sharpsburg and in the final attack which resulted in the evacuation of Richmond. It mustered out on the 27th day of July, 1865. After the War, Cayot moved to Franklin, Kansas. The 5 x 3 inch book is in poor shape but all accounted for and legible. Overall Fair.

Title: 1862 ORIGINAL, UNIQUE FRENCH LANGUAGE CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NEW IMMIGRANT WHO DETAILS HIS BATTLE EXPERIENCE FROM ROANOKE ISLAND, THE SECOND BATTLE OF BULL RUN AND ANTIETAM

Author Name: LOUIS P. CAYOT, [also CAYATT, CAYOTT]

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: FRENCHVILLE PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1862

Book Condition: Fair

Type: Manuscript

Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

Seller ID: 0002048

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