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Civil War Diary, 1863 Jan. 1-Sept. 20.

Civil War diary, 1863 Jan. 1-Sept. 20.

Chester Sternberg enrolled in the 21st New York Volunteers, 13 May 1861 at Buffalo to serve 2 years. Mustered in as lieutenant, wounded at Bull Run, Va., 30 Aug. 1862, received promotion to lieutenant colonel, 8 Dec. 1862, mustered out at Buffalo, 18 May 1863. Details of duties, weather, and travels between Buffalo, Washington, D.C., and Aquia Creek, Va.