RoseWomen's Writings on the War


This page provides links to a selection of seven electronic texts. The texts are of books written by women about their experiences during the War Between the States. There are other, similar works available on the Web. You can find some of them by following the links down near the bottom of the page.


 Eliza Frances Andrews (b. 1840)
 The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865
 New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1908

 [Documenting The American South]
 Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823-1886)
 A Diary from Dixie
 New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1905

 [Documenting The American South]
 Septima Maria Levy Collis (1842-1917)
 A Woman's War Record, 1861-1865
 New York and London: G.P. Putnam's sons, 1889

 [Documenting The American South]
 Sarah Fowler Morgan Dawson (1842-1909)
 A Confederate Girl's Diary
 Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913

 [Documenting The American South]
 Elizabeth Keckley
 Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and
 Four Years in the White House
 New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1868

 [Making of America]
 Phoebe Yates Levy Pember (1823-1913)
 A Southern Woman's Story
 New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1879

 [Walnut Street Virtual Library]
 Kate Plake (b. 1838)
 The Southern Husband Outwitted by His Union Wife
 Philadelphia: Moore & Brother, 1868

 [Documenting The American South]


Sources of Electronic Texts

Links to e-text resources:
*  Making of America (University of Michigan and Cornell University)
*  Civil War Women: On-line Archival Collections (Duke University)
*  The Walnut Street Virtual Library (Leah Berkowitz)
*  Documenting The American South: Diaries and Memoirs (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Duke University also has an interesting page of links at
*  Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet (Duke University)


Some of the graphics on this page were obtained from

Hee Yun's Graphic Collection  and  Moyra's Web Jewels


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