William & Mary: Library receives diary of soldier imprisoned at William & Mary during Civil War

William & Mary: Library receives diary of soldier imprisoned at William & Mary during Civil War. “On a cold, rainy day in May 1862, a young Union soldier, Henry Alexander Scandrett, would experience his first battle. Unfortunately it would be a losing battle. His regiment, the 70th New York, joined the attack on Confederate lines at Fort Magruder, an earthen redoubt two miles east of Williamsburg. The regiment saw heavy action; 350 men were killed or wounded. A small group of survivors, including Scandrett, were taken as prisoners of war and held at William & Mary.” William & Mary has digitized the diary and put it online.

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