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Document Details


Title: Diary of Gideon Welles, August, 1861
Document type: Diary
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/cwld/documentidx.pl?aspdocid=S1605-D009
Original Language: English
Time span: 1861
Speaker: Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 01-Jul-1802
Speaker place of birth: Glastonbury, CT; Connecticut; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Editor; Government appointee; Journalist; Politician
Age at speaking: 59
Document location: District of Columbia
Document date: 10-Aug-1861
People discussed: Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883; Charles Wilkes; Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873; David Dixon Porter; George Brinton McClellan; Hiram Paulding; McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885; Montgomery Blair; Paulding, Hiram, 1797-1878; Porter, David Dixon, 1813-1897; Porter, Dirty Bill; Porter, William David, 1809-1864; Salmon Portland Chase; Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877; William David Porter
Organizations discussed: Arkansas, Ship; U.S. Army of the Potomac; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Navy
Locations discussed: Europe; James River, VA; Mississippi River; Norfolk, VA; North America; United Kingdom; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Arkansas, Ship; Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883; Charles Wilkes; Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873; David Dixon Porter; Europe; George Brinton McClellan; Hiram Paulding; James River, VA; McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885; Mississippi River; Montgomery Blair; Norfolk, VA; North America; Paulding, Hiram, 1797-1878; Porter, David Dixon, 1813-1897; Porter, Dirty Bill; Porter, William David, 1809-1864; Salmon Portland Chase; U.S. Army of the Potomac; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Navy; United Kingdom; United States; Virginia; Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877; William David Porter
Topics discussed - Other terms: Admirals; Battles; Correspondence; Economics; Entertainment and recreation; Environment; Fleets; Forgery; Gossip; Government occupations; Hot weather; Intellectual life; International relations; Ironclads; Law; Lines of defense; Military; Military maneuvers; Military officers; Military orders; Navy ships; Political appointments; Politics; Pre-battle writings; Presidential cabinets; Retired from job; Smuggling; Transportation; Writing formats
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S1605-D009-2998