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Eugene Banks diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 57

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary which contains an account of military life during the Civil War from a Southern officer's point of view. Banks includes descriptions of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, the Confederate retreat, and the execution of four deserters. Collection also includes a typescript of the diary and a description of the diary with background information on Banks written in 1976 by Darrell Batson. Photocopies of materials also included with collection.


  • 1863-1976


Conditions Governing Access

Photocopies open for public research.

Conditions Governing Access

Mat'l specified: Original materials. Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Eugene Banks diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Eugune Banks was a lieutenant in Company F of the 39th Alabama Regiment, Army of Tennessee during the Civil War.


3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dennis Rowley; 1974.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Physical Description

Mat'l specified: Original materials. 2 folders (0.05 linear ft.)

Physical Description

Mat'l specified: Photocopies. 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Register of Eugene Banks diary
2010 May 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States