Civil War Civilian Living History

Interpreting the American Civil War Home Front

Diaries and Letters

Alleman, Tillie Pierce. At Gettysburg, Or What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle. 1888. Reprint Butternut and Blue, 1987.

Baker, Cheryl Jackson. Affectionately Your’s: The Civil War Letters of William R. Jackson and His Wife Julia. 2014. Badgley Publishing Company.

Buck, Lucy Rebecca. Shadows on My Heart: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck of Virginia. 1997.

Byers, Mary Adelia. Torn by War: The Civil War Journal of Mary Adelia Byers. 2013

Cotton, Gordon A. ed. From the Pen of a She-Rebel: The Civil War Dairy of Emilie Riley McKinley. 2001

Daly, Maria Lydig. Diary of a Union Lady, 1861-1865. 2000

Dawson, Sarah Morgan. Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman. 1992

Donohue, Patricia A. The Printer’s Kiss: The Life and Letters of a Civil War Newspaperman and His Family. 2014

Dowlin, Mary Jane. The Diaries of Mary Jane Dowlin 1864-1865. Transcribed by Maisie Hodes-Wood. 2000

Fox, Tryphena Blanche Holder. Northern Woman in the Plantation South: Letters of Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, 1856-1876. 1997

Formby, Colleen. 19th Century Diaries and Letters

Gaillard, Frye. Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters. 2015

Gott, John K. My Heart Is So Rebellious: The Caldwell Letters 1861-1865. 1991

Haas, Shirley A. A Refugee at Hanover Tavern: The Civil War Diary of Margaret Wight. 2013

Hague, Parthenia. A Blockaded Family: Life in Southern Alabama During the Civil War.2005

Holmes, Emma. Diary of Miss Emma Holmes 1861-1866. 1994

Jones, Katharine. The Diary of a Southern Lady. 2013

Laas, Virginia Jeans. Wartime Washington: The Civil War Letters of Elizabeth Blair Lee. 1991

Lensink, Judy Nolte. A Secret to Be Burried: The Diary and Life of Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1858-1888. 1989

Livermore, Mary A. My Story of the War. 1896

Lomax, Elizabeth Lindsay. Leaves from an Old Washington Diary 1854-1863. 1943

McGuire, Judith W. Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War, by a Lady of Virginia. 1995

Otis, Eliza A.W. and Harrison Gray Otis. Architects of Our Fortunes: The Journal of Eliza A. W. Otis 1860-1863.  2000.

Pember, Phoebe Yates. A Southern Woman’s Story. 2011

Rhodes, Nancy L. Wanted – Correspondence: Women’s Letters to a Union Soldier. 2009

Richards, Caroline Cowles. Village Life in American 1852 to 1872 Including the Period of the American Civil War as Told in the Diary of a School Girl. 2010

Rosengarten, Theodore. Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter: With the Journal of Thomas B. Chaplin (1822-1890). 1992

Russell, Richard. Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family. 2008

Schlissel, Lillian. Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey. 1987

Smith, Jerry W. ed. L. Virginia French’s War Journal 1862-1865. 2007

Thomas, Sarah Sites. The Ties of the Past: The Gettysburg Diaries of Salome Myers Stewart 1854-1922. 1996

Young, Carleton. Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War. 2015