Tag Archives: Pocket Diaries

Unpublished: Thomas D. Evans Pocket Diary, 1864

It’s smaller than my hand, delicate, and hard to hold open to read the fading ink and pencil. However, this pocket diary is where Thomas D. Evans wrote about the weather, notes about military actions, and later the daily record … Continue reading

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Unpublished: Channing Price’s Pocket Diary, 1861-1862

If you know the historical name “Channing Price,” you probably associate him with the “glory days” of General J.E.B. Stuart and the Confederate cavalry in the East. This young officer served on Stuart’s staff from July 29, 1862, until he … Continue reading

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The Pocket Diaries of Emilie F. Davis

Primary source documentation regarding the lives and daily experiences of black women during the Civil War and the preceding antebellum era is limited. Personal accounts of enslaved women can often only be found in the Federal Writers’ Project sponsored by … Continue reading

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