Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1865. In this diary, he describes the weather, skirmishes, Battle of Fort Steadman (March 25), the Capture of Petersburg (April 2), the capture of General Lee, the assassination of President Lincoln, and his discharge.
Military Service Note
Arnold, George B. Dexter. Enlisted in company D, Twentieth Infantry, Aug. 9, 1862, at Dexter, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 18, 1862. Corporal June 2, 1864. Sergeant June 6, 1864. First Sergeant Nov. 1, 1864. Sergeant Major Feb. 4, 1865. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company D, May 17, 1865. Commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant to rank from March 11, 1865. Mustered out and honorably discharged at DeLaney House, D.C., May 30, 1865.