The Book that I have has portions of Samuel Agnews Diary after 1865.It mostly deals with the life of the Agnews and the area shortly after the end of the War.It is a book that deals with life of some after the war and they used some information from Samuel's diary to bring us up to date.As you know there is a part posted on the internet about life during the war just prior to the Battle at Brice's Crossroads.
I would love to have all the 40 volumes that he wrote.I understand that they are available here in Hattiesburg at the University on micro film.That requires a real commitment to go and attempt to read on those micro film machines.I may do it.
About 8 volumes of the 40 were put into print and only a few were printed and most belong to his descendants. I do understand that a copy of the books is available in a Library in Tupelo, MS.
Samuel Agnew was very bitter in his writings after the war according to what was printed in the book I have.Thus far my interest has been in what he had to say about my part of the Family, his uncle Jo, (Joseph Agnew, my GG Grandfather) and Larkin Agnew, his cousin (My G Grandfather).He had none of his children in the times covered during the War and just after the war.
Link to Diary, September 27, 1863--June 30, 1864: Electronic Edition.
I am very glad that we have access to this online.I wish that we had it all.His family have it but that is hard for you and I to access and I am sure that they have been worn out with others asking questions.I met two of his descendants at Brice's Crossroads while there on a visit and talked to them but I did not feel that they were open to a lot of talk about the diary.They did tell me of their visit and stay at the Agnew Castle (Lochnaw Castle)in Scotland which was in the Agnew family hands until the late 1990's.
Thanks, Jimmie Robbins G G Grandson of Joseph Agnew, Brother of Dr Enoch Agnew