Item description: Diary entry dated 19 July 1864 of William Beavans, Company D, 43rd North Carolina, mortally wounded in a skirmish at Snicker’s Gap in the Shenandoah Valley on July 18, 1864. The diary breaks off in the middle of the entry for the 18th with the summons to battle – then resumes, in a scrawl, the following day. This is the final entry. Beavans died in Winchester on 31 July 1864, at the age of twenty-four.Item Citation: Diary entry dated 19 July 1864, in the William Beavans Diary and Letters #3244-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Item transcription:19 I went to Winchester as soon as my leg was amputated Jack & George went with me Very rough no drug suffered enormous ladies very kind