CD: The Civil War Diary of Berea M. Willsey

CD: The Civil War Diary of Berea M. Willsey - Jessica H. DeMay. Civil War scholars and genealogists alike will be interested in Massachusetts Volunteer Private Berea M. Willsey's three-year account of his Civil War experiences and his comrades in arms. Private Willsey, who was present at many of the significant military engagements of the Civil War, kept a faithful daily record noting the weather, troop movements, food, marches, battles, his impressions of his commanding officers, visiting clergy, and "the use of spirits" by the troops. Serving as a nurse during part of his tour of duty, he also described particulars of the field hospitals. Private Willsey identified soldiers specifically by their full names and company numbers wherever possible. The appendix gives an account of every soldier mentioned in the diary who was the 10th Massachusetts Volunteers. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the works just as they were originally published. They are intended to look and function very much like "real" books. This is accomplished using the powerful Adobe Acrobat reader which is provided free on the CD for Windows and Macintosh systems. This CD has no electronic indexes, but each work has a complete human-generated name index. In addition, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. This CD is best viewed with monitor resolution 800x600 or higher. (1995), 1999, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, index, 208 pp. 101-CD1174 ISBN: 0788411748