Women in the U.S. Civil War Era (Primary Sources)

The works below are diaries, memoirs and letters by women during the U.S. Civil War. They are primary sources that provide direct information on women's experiences.

Women in the U.S. Civil War Era (Primary Sources): Selected full-text books and articles

A Diary from Dixie By Mary Boykin Miller Chestnut; Ben Williams Ames Harvard University Press, 1980
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Emma Spaulding Bryant: Civil War Bride, Carpetbagger's Wife, Ardent Feminist: Letters and Diaries, 1860-1900 By Emma Spaulding Bryant; Ruth Douglas Currie Fordham University Press, 2004
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary By Josie Underwood; Nancy Disher Baird University Press of Kentucky, 2009
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Richmond during the War: Four Years of Personal Observation By Sallie Brock Putnam University of Nebraska Press, 1996
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army By Loreta Velazquez; C. J. Worthington University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, 1999
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
A Woman's Wartime Journal: An Account of the Passage over Georgia's Plantation of Sherman's Army on the March to the Sea, as Recorded in the Diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt (Mrs. Thomas Burge) By Dolly Sumner Lunt University of North Carolina Press, 2012
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War By Judith Brockenbrough McGuire; James I. Robertson Jr University Press of Kentucky, 2014
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Letters of a Civil War Nurse: Cornelia Hancock, 1863-1865 By Cornelia Hancock; Henrietta Stratton Jaquette University of Nebraska Press, 1998
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
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