Make your own free website on


Related Links

checkmarkCivil War Women: Diaries, Letter & Documents

checkmarkCivil War Women: Online Archival Collections

checkmarkMary Boykin Chestnut

checkmarkSouthern Women and their familes in the 19th Century

Flowers of the South Living History Society

back to FSLHS home | back to Research Resources

With Pen in Hand...
Diaries of Women during the War Between the States

"What a negligent creature I am I should have been keeping a journal all this time to show to my rebel brothers." (Alice Williamson -- Feb. 19, 1864)

An Evening When Alone : Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67 (The Publications of the Southern Texts Society) by Michael O'Brien (Editor) . University Press of Virginia, 1993.

Andrews, Eliza Frances. The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 by Eliza Frances Andrews. University of Nebraska Press, 1997.

Ashkenazi, Elliot (editor). The Civil War Diary of Clara Solomon : Growing Up in New Orleans, 1861-1862. Louisiana State University Press, 1995.

Bacot, Ada W. A Confederate Nurse : The Diary of Ada W. Bacot, 1860-1863 (Women's Diaries and Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South). University of South Carolina Press, 1994.

Barr, Henrietta Fitzhugh. The Civil War Diary of Mrs. Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr, 1862-1863. Marietta, OH: Marietta College,

Breckinridge, Lucy. Lucy Breckinridge of Grove Hill : The Journal of a Virginia Girl 1862-1864 (Women's Diaries and Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South). University of South Carolina Press, 1994.

Buck, Lucy Rebecca. Shadows on My Heart : The Civil War Diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck of Virginia (Southern Voices from the Past). University of Georgia Press, 1997.

Burge, Dolly Lunt. The Diary of Dolly Lunt Burge 1848-1879 (Southern Voices from the Past). University of Georgia Press, 1997.

Chestnut, Mary Boykin Miller. A Diary from Dixie. New York: Random House, 1997.

Cumming, Kate. Kate : The Journal of a Confederate Nurse. Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

Edmondson, Belle. A Lost Heroine of the Confederacy : The Diaries and Letters of Belle Edmondson. University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

Elmore, Grace Brown. Heritage of Woe : The Civil War Diary of Grace Brown Elmore, 1861-1868 (Southern Voices from the Past). Univ of Georgia Press, 1997.

Foster, Sarah Jane. Sarah Jane Foster, Teacher of the Freedmen : A Diary and Letters . University Press of Virginia, 1990.

Frobel, Anne. The Civil War Diary of Anne S. Frobel. E P M Publications, 1992.

Heyward, Pauline Decaradeuc. A Confederate Lady Comes of Age : The Journal of Pauline Decaradeuc Heyward, 1863-1888 (Women's
Diaries and Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South).Univ of South Carolina Press, 1997.

Holmes, Emma. The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes 1861-1866 (The Library of Southern Civilization). Louisiana State University Press, 1994.

Logan, Mary. Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife : An Autobiography. Southern Illinois University Press, 1997.

McDonald, Cornelia Peake. A Woman's Civil War : A Diary, With Reminiscences of the War, from March 1862 (Wisconsin Studies in
American Autobiography). University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.

Morgan, Sarah. The Civil War Diary of Sarah Morgan. University of Georgia Press, 1991.

Pierce, Benjamin Franklin. An Enduring Love : The Civil War Diaries of Benjamin Franklin Pierce (14th New Hampshire Vol. Inf.) and His Wife Harriett Jane Goodwin Pierce. Thomas Publications, 1995.

Sessions, Patty Bartlett. Mormon Midwife : The 1846-1888 Diaries of Patty Bartlett Sessions (Life Writings of Frontier Women, V. 2). Utah State University Press, 1997.

Van Lew, Elizabeth L. A Yankee Spy in Richmond : The Civil War Diary of 'Crazy Bet' Van Lew. Stackpole Books, 1996.

The War the Women Lived : Female Voices from the Confederate South
by Walter Sullivan (Editor). J.S. Sanders & Co., 1996.

Woolsey, Jane Stuart. Hospital Days : Reminiscence of a Civil War Nurse. Edinborough Press, 1997.