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Diary of James M. Malbone
6th Virginia Infantry

The diary and notebook of Lt. James M. Malbone, Company B, 6th Virginia Infantry, CSA includes entries for 1863 and 1864. This pocket book contains diary entries, accounts, poetry and copies of letters and documents to and from Malbone. The provenance of this diary is uncertain.

James M. Mallone (aka Malbone, Malbon) enlisted on 3/25/1862 at Interior Line as a Private. On 3/25/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. VA 6th Infantry.
He was wounded 5/3/1863 Chancellorsville, VA (Gun-shot wound right arm). He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 5/1/1862.
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com

A scan of the diary can be found here.

A transcription of the diary is here.
Thank you to Jerrie Hinchman for transcribing this.

The coded sections of this diary were deciphered by Kent Boklan of Queens College (part of the City University of New York).
A link to an online article is here this article also includes the cipher map.

A photograph of Malbone is at http://antecedents.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/2lt-james-m-malbone/

 

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: October 14, 2014
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/NMalbone.htm

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