Civil War Diary Code
I’m a PhD student at U.C Berkeley. The history department recently got ahold of a Civil War diary, but a bunch of things are written in code. We can’t decipher it, so we were hoping someone in the public domain could. Anyone want to take a shot at deciphering this–or, also helpful, let me know what code you think it is? Images attached.
Some context: this is a Union soldier who appears to have seen action in a number of battles throughout the war. It is unlikely that this is military code, since we suspect that he is writing about his superior officers and would not want them to be able to decipher it.
***I am currently in the process of reading the diary to determine the whole context. I will update this website with more information as soon as I finish.