This diary was written by George Boardman, a young man from Maine, who joined the 22nd Regiment during the Civil War.




He wrote of many things: the pride and anxiety they experienced as they paraded through downtown Calais before departing for Bangor; his encounter with citizens who did not welcome Union troops; a miserable trip in a dirty coal car; his fear that death would soon intrude on the grand adventure for him and his friends; cold, rainy nights; his excitement at glimpsing the ironclad Monitor.  




 Read more about this diary from the point of view of an archivist at the Eisenhower Presidential Library (and see a larger image): http://go.usa.gov/4ZtY

This diary was written by George Boardman, a young man from Maine, who joined the 22nd Regiment during the Civil War.

He wrote of many things: the pride and anxiety they experienced as they paraded through downtown Calais before departing for Bangor; his encounter with citizens who did not welcome Union troops; a miserable trip in a dirty coal car; his fear that death would soon intrude on the grand adventure for him and his friends; cold, rainy nights; his excitement at glimpsing the ironclad Monitor.


Read more about this diary from the point of view of an archivist at the Eisenhower Presidential Library (and see a larger image): http://go.usa.gov/4ZtY