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Acker, Isaac, 1832-1908



  • Existence: 1832 - 1908

Biographical Note

Served in the Confederate Army as an orderly sergeant in the 7th Virginia Cavalry under Generals Turner Ashby and Thomas L. Rosser.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Acker Family Diaries

Identifier: SC 0095

The Acker Family Diaries, 1880-1906, consist of one Hollinger box and contains the personal diaries of Rockingham County residents Isaac Acker and his son David. The elder Acker's diaries span the years 1880-1906, while his son's cover 1889-1900. The diaries of both men are similar in that they discuss the day-to-day events in the lives of the Acker family. The collection is arranged in three series: Isaac Acker Diaries, David C. Acker Diaries, and Indices.

Dates: 1880-1906

Kenneth E. Koons, Bonds of Family, Friendship, and Community: Social Life and Patterns of Leisure in the Nineteenth-Century Valley of Virginia, 2006 February 17

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 18
Identifier: SC 0205. Series 2. Sub-Series 2.4
Scope and Contents Describes daily life in the 19th century in a number of Virginia counties, including Rockingham, Augusta, and Rockbridge Counties, with a focus on how ordinary people spent their free time. Numerous references to community activities such as quilting bees, corn huskings, singings, sleigh rides, dances, weddings, and funerals. Also describes several anti-social behaviors, usually alcohol related, ranging from vagrancy to murder, which were reported in many towns throughout the region. Briefly...
Dates: 2006 February 17