Civil War Diaries
Soldiers of the Civil War / Civil War Diary
Civil War diaries were written by generals, officers, civilians and the common foot solider and serve to provide us with firsthand accounts of what transpired during the bloody conflict. Hardship of varying degrees can be found in many of the entries we will post here and there is much to learn by these writings that go beyond what the history books tell us.
Diaries are an individual’s private thoughts; they may write about things that you wouldn’t see in a letter to a loved one or in memoirs. They encompass feelings & fears and triumphs & failures of the human spirit. They tell us a true story of what it was like.
Battle of Gettysburg Diaries
Henry Keiser Diary
The Henry Keiser diary serves to offer a unique perspective on the actions of the 96th Pennsylvania Regiment during Battle of Gettysburg; particularly on July 2-3, 1863.
Read the Henry Keiser Diary
Charles Potts Diary
Union Lieutenant Charles Potts diary offers a varied perspective from the experiences of a man who both fought, and was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Read the Charles Potts diary
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