Mary Henry Diary Entry on Watching Troop Movements, July 16, 1861

ID: SIA2013-02730 and SIA2013-02731

Creator: Henry, Mary Anna 1834-1903


Date: July 16, 1861

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 3

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Entry from the diary of Mary Henry, daughter of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, which describes watching the troops marching into Virginia a few days before the First Battle of Manassas of the United States Civil War, from atop the Smithsonian Institution Building's towers.


  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Towers


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For the fully digitized diaries see negative numbers SIA2013-02704 through SIA2013-02816 (Diary 1858-1863) and negative numbers SIA2013-01937 through SIA2013-02126 (Diary 1864-1868).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 3

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  • July 16, 1861
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Washington (D.C.)

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SIA2013-02730 and SIA2013-02731

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Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7.9w x 10.2h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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