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MF 5735, Series B, Reel 6

LEWIS GUION DIARY

(Mss. 826)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2008

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE .......................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ....................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ............................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 volume

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, Louisiana; Thibodaux, La.; Vicksburg, Miss.;

Inclusive dates.

1862-1863

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English.

Summary.

Diary of Confederate Cpt. Lewis Guion, during the Civil War.

Access restrictions.

None.

Reproduction note.

Copies must be made from microfilm.

Copyright.

Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators of these materials in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Related collections.

Lewis Guion Record Books, Mss. 1903

Citation.

Lewis Guion Diary, Mss. 826, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

M:18

Also available on.

UPA MF 5735, Series B, Reel 6

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Lewis Guion, the son of a sugar planter, was a jurist of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. He studied law at the University of Virginia and practiced law in Thibodaux and New Orleans, Louisiana. On March 12, 1862, Guion enlisted as an officer in Company H of the 26th Louisiana Infantry Regiment under the leadership of Colonel Duncan S. Cage. After the Civil War, Guion established a sugar planting partnership with his brother-in-law, Francis T. Nicholls.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The diary describes Guion's departure from New Orleans (Apr. 24, 1862), his Company's march from Camp Moore to Donaldsonville, Baton Rouge, and Greensburg (May 4, 1862), and military activities around Chickasaw Bayou and Yazoo Lake (Dec. 24-29, 1862).

Entries after May 18, 1863 give a daily account of the Siege of Vicksburg and events following the siege. Entries describe routine activities, the receipt of Northern and Southern newspapers by the besieged, the arrival of couriers from Johnston's army, camp food, and daily rations. The diary lists names and gives total numbers of daily casualties during the siege, recording information about individuals killed.

INDEX TERMS

Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 26th.

Diaries.

Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties--Statistics.

Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege, 1863.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Contents

M:18

Lewis Guion Diary (1862-1863)

MF 5735

Series B, Reel 6

Lewis Guion Diary (1862-1863)