The Diary of a Connecticut Artilleryman in the American Civil War: The Peninsular Campaign (April 3, 1862 - July 9, 1862)
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The editorial work on this manuscript has consisted of extensive documentation but little in the way of structural or spelling change. The original spelling, with the exception of ships' names, is present in every case; if clarification was necessary the corrected spelling follows in brackets. All additions in punctuation have been bracketed and where possible all references to places or people have been explained. The only correction not bracketed, again with the exception of the ships' names, is the capitalization of the initial word in a sentence; the author was not consistent in this respect. He did, however, capitalize elsewhere, following his own pattern as to what he felt needed emphasis. All deletions,except of the weather, have been marked with omission dots; these abridgments were limited to repetitive commentary. Where a day has been omitted, a brief summary of its contents has been supplied. The only exception to this comes in the last three entries in the diary. They are from the following year and bear no relationship to the content of the three months on the Peninsula.