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1862 May 04


Snyder writes that his regiment marched to the Jacksonport courthouse and set up camp on the bank of the White River. He recounts that the locals were insulting the 1st regiment when they went into town, but when the 38th Artillery marched through town, their tone changed. Snyder found the weather to be remarkably beautiful.

Biographical/Historical Note

Claiborne Snyder, born in 1834, served in the 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H during the Civil War. He died in the war in 1863, and is buried in Jasper County, Illinois.


[Page 1] Jacksonport Ark
6th struck tents mar -
ched by Jacksonport
courthouse 9 miles this
is a very nice place
good size place on White
River near the mouth
of Black River
It is a good country for
farming high land and
Sandy from Pocahontas
to this place is very
good land for farming
all of our Brigade
is encamped on the Bank
of White River this
is a beautiful place
to encamp water
handy to us it is
raining this evening [Page 2] Jacksonport
5th 1st In Cavalrys got
2 Wounded at Jacksonport
They wounded several
of the enemy boats 1 of
Vandorns Body guards
Prisoners I visited
Town to day Some good
Buildings in it plenty
of sugar and molasses
in town - When the 1st
got to Town the women
Said they could whip
them and would but
when the 38 Art marched
through Town Bayonets
fixed they changed
from laughing to
crying it is a fine day
Clear Sun shine. Beautiful

Physical Description

Document, 2.75" x 4.75"


Civil War; Arkansas


Snyder, Claiborne D.

Geographical Area

Jacksonport, Jackson County (Ark.)






Small manuscript collection


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

C.D. Snyder diary, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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C.D. Snyder diary