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Quill PenWomen's Civil War Diaries and Papers - Locations

 

I found a most interesting book called "Mothers of Invention; Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War" by Drew Gilpin Faust; published by The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London; 1996. In her book Ms. Faust discusses the major changes that occurred in the life of southern women during the Civil War and quotes extensively from the surviving personal documents of elite southern women. Ms. Faust has an extensive "Notes" section that lists the locations of these documents.

One of the most difficult things to find in researching family history is information on our women ancestors. I thought that Ms. Faust's list was a gold mine of information for family researchers, and with the permission of The University of North Carolina Press, I abstracted the names of the women mentioned and the location of their documents.

In the list below the name of the woman is listed first, then the type of document, the name of the collection, writing, book, article, etc. and where the item can be located. If the woman's maiden and married name was listed, she will be found alphabetically under the first letter of her married name. Search first using "find" and then scroll through the names.

GOOD LUCK !!!

I do not have any additional information on any of these women, books, articles, etc.

Several of these diaries are now on-line. Visit Documenting the American South

 

Maggie Allen, Letter to Mrs. John Palmer, Palmer Family Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Alice Niles Andrews, Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Ada Bacot Diary, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Lucy Bagby: "Reminiscences of Lucy Babgy", Bagby Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Emma Balfour, Diary, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Amelia Barr, Papers, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr, The Civil War Diary of Mrs. Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr, 1862-63, ed. Sally Kiger Winn (Marietta Ohio: Marietta College Press, 1963)

Elizabeth J. Beach, Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Jane Howison Beale, The Journal of Jane Howison Beale of Fredericksburg, Virginia 1850-1862 (Fredericksburg: Historic Frederickburg Foundation 1979)

Margaret Beckwith, Reminiscences, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Fannie A. Beers, Memories: A Record of Personal Experience and Adventure during Four Years of War (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1888)

Mary Bell, Mary & Alfred Bell Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Mary Walker Meriwether Bell, Papers, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN

Carrie Berry, Diary, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Narcissa L. Black, Diary, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Matha Boddie, Letter to MS governor John J Pettus (asking him to forward $1,200.00 worth of her diamonds to a ladies' gunboat society). John J. Pettus Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Priscilla Munnikhuysen Bond, Diary, Department of Archives and Manuscripts, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Minerva Bone, Robert Bone Papers, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Belle Boyd, Bell Boyd in Camp and Prison (New York: Blelock, 1865) and Bell Boyd: Confederate Spy (Richmond: Dietz, 1944) and Belle Boyd: Siren of the South (Macon, Ga,: Mercer University Press, 1983) (Boyd was the most notorious but hardly the only Confederate spy)

Laura Nisbet Boykin, Shinplasters and Homespun: Diary of Laura Nisbet Boykin, Ed., Mary Wright Stock (Rockville, Md.: Printex, 1975)

Zillah Brandon, Diary, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL

Keziah Brevard; Keziah Brevard Diary, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Huldah Annie Fain Briant, Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Mrs. Frances Blake Brockenbrough, A Mother's Parting Words to her Soldier Boy (Evangelical Tract Society, 186-) (For information on the Evangelical Tract Society see Religious Herald Oct 23, 1862 issue)

Abbie Brooks, Diary, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Catherine Broun, Diary, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. and Broun Family Papers, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Mrs. Calvin Brown, "Lafayette County: 1860-1865: A Narrative", Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Mary Brown, W. Vance Brown Papers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Maud Brown, Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Mary Bryan, Letter to her daughter, John Heritage Bryan Collection, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Lucy Buck; Sad Earth, Sweet Heaven: The Diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck, ed William Pettus Buck (Birmingham, AL., Cornerstone, 1973)

Amanda Bullock, Robert Bullock Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Louisiana Burge: The Diary of a Confederate College Girl Georgia Historical Quarterly 36 (June 1952) by Richard B. Harwell

Lucy Wood Butler; (husband Waddy Butler) Lucy Wood Butler Papers, Manuscript Department, Alderman Library, University of VA, Charlottesville, VA

M.V. Caho, Letter to Jefferson Davis, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 123, C177, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Susan Caldwell, My Heart Is So Rebellious: The Caldwell Letters 1861-1865, Ed. J. Michael Welton (Warrenton, VA: Fauquier National Bank, 1991), 162

Leila Callaway, Morgan Callaway Papers, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Kate Carney, Diary, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Harriette Cary, Diary, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Earl Gregg Swem Memorial Libarary, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Mary Jane Cook Chadick, Diary, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Amanda Chappelear, Diary, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Mary Chesnut, The Private Mary Chesnut: The Unpublished Civil War Diaries, ed. C. Vann Woodward and Elisabeth Muhlenfeld (NY: Oxford University Press, 1984)

Harriott Cheves, (also Susan Middleton) Cheves Family Papers, South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, S.C.

Mary Chichester, Letter to Arthur Chichester, Point Lookout Letters, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Lila Chunn, Chunn-Land Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA; and Willie Chunn Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Mary B. Clark, Letter, Macfarlane & Fergusson Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Catherine Cochran, Reminiscences, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Elizabeth Collier, Diary, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Laura Comer, Diary, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Anna Maria Cook, The Journal of a Milledgeville Girl, 1861-1867, Ed. James C. Bonner (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1964)

Minerva Marie Louise Hynes Cook, Diary, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Catherine Cooper, Diary, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN

Susan Cornwall, Diary, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Virginia Cowdin, Letter to Jefferson Davis, Jefferson Davis Papers, Manscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, Conn

Annie Craig, Letter to Secretary of War, 5689, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 10, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Rachel Craighead, Diary, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN

Sara Crane, Reminiscences, Nicolson Family Papers, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Martha Jane Crossley, A Patriotic Confederate Woman's War Diary, 1862-3 ed. H.E. Sterkx, Alabama Historical Quarterly 20 - Winter 1958

Emma Crutcher, Crutcher-Shannon Papers, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Kate Cumming, Kate: The Journal of a Confederate Nurse, ed. Richard Barksdale Harwell (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959)

Mary Curry, Curry Hill Plantation Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Lavinia Dabney, C W Dabney Papers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Annie Darden, Diary, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Julia Davidson, (husband John Davidson) Davidson Family Papers, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Caroline Kean Hill Davis, Diary, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Emma Dobson, Letter to James Seddon, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 147, M437, D4, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Sarah Dorsey, Letter to Leonidas Polk, Leonidas Polk Papers, Jessie Ball DuPont Library, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Rhoda Duell, Letter to L.J. Duell, Point Lookout Letters, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

M.M. Dulany, Diary, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Mary Early, Scrapbook and Diary, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Belle Edmondson, A Lost Heroine of the Confederacy: The Diaries and Letters of Belle Edmondson, ed. William Galbraith and Loretta Galbaraith (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1990)

Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston; Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston, 1860-1866, ed. Beth G. Crabree and James W. Patton (Raleigh: Division of Archives and History, 1979)

Grace Elmore, Diary, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Nancy Emerson, Diary, Manuscript Department, Alderman Library, University of VA, Charlottesville, VA

Sarah Espy, Diary, alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AG

Margaret Easterling, Letter to Jefferson Davis, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 45, M437, E227, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Sarah Estes, Diary, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN

Adelia Etheridge, Letter to Jefferson Davis, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 126, M437, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Anais Eustis, Henry Favrot Papers, Special Collections, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Augusta Jane Evans, Augusta Evans Wilson, 1835-1909: A Biography (University: University of Alabama Press, 1951) (copy for sale at: www.sc.edu/uscpress/2001/3440.html) and clipping "Women of the Confederacy" in M.L. Lawton Scrapbook, 55, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA J.M. Fain, Letter to E. Fain, Huldah Briant Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Nettie Fondren, Mitchell-Fondren Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Kate Foster, Diary, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Martha Fort, Tomlinson Fort Papers, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

L. Virginia French, Diary, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN and The Life and Works of L. Virginia French (Ph.D. dissertation, Vanderbilt University, 1939)

Carrie Fries, Letter to J. Shaffner, Shaffner Papers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Mary A. Gash, Papers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Mary Ann Harris Gay, Life in Dixie during the War (Atlanta: Constitution Job Office, 1892)

Margaret Gillis, Diary, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL

Fannie B. Gordon, Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Anna Green to Martha Jones, Prescott-Jones Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Rose O'Neal Greehow, My Imprisonment and the First Year of Abolition Rule at Washington (London: R. Bentley, 1863)

M. Greenwood, Papers, The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA

A. Grima, Grima Family Papers, The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA

Meta Morris Grimball, Diary, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (online)

Margaret Gwyn, Diary, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Parthenia Antoinette Hague, A Blockaded Family: Life in Southern Alabama During the Civil War (1888; rpt, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991)

Bolling Hall, (male) Thomas B Hall letter, Bolling Hall Papers, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL

Elizabeath P. Hardin, The Private War of Lizzie Hardin: A Kentucky Confederate Girl's Diary of the Civil War in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Albabma, and Georgia, ed G. Glenn Clift (Frankfort: Kentucky Historical Society, 1963)

Sidney Harding, Diary, Department of Archives and Manuscripts, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Annie Harper, Reminiscences, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Emily Harris, Diary, Archives and Special Collections, Dacus Library, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S.C.

Constance Cary Harrison,"Richmond Scenes in '62," in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, ed. Robert Underood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, 4 vols (1884; rpt. Manscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, Conn; Castle Books, 1956) 2:445

Matthella Page Harrison, Diary, Manuscript Department, Alderman Library, University of VA, Charlottesville, VA

Nannie Haskins, Diary, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN

Naomi Hayes, Letter to Lucy Polk, Lucy Williams Polk Papers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Laura A. Haygood, "Every Cloud Has a Silvery Lining", Atticus Haygood Papers, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Emma Holmes, The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866 ed. John Marszalek (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979)

Mary Hort, Diary, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Margaret Houston, Papers and letters, Hearne Collection, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Maria M. Hubard, Diary, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Fannie Page Hume, Diary, Manuscript Department, Alderman Library, University of VA, Charlottesville, VA

Mrs. Alfred Ingram, "The Vicksburg Diary of Mrs. Alfred Ingram" W. Maury Darst, Journal of Mississippi History 44 (May 1982)

(sister of) Charles Fenton James, Letter to Dear Sister, Charles Fenton James Papers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Susan R. Jervey, Two Diaries from Middle St. John's, Berkeley, South Carolina, Feb-May 1865: Journals Kept by Susan R. Jervey and Miss Charlotte St. J. Raveneli (Pinopolis, SC: St. John's Hunting Club, 1921)

Nancy Jett, Papers, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Katharine M. Jones, Heroines of Dixie, 2:7; Richmond Enquirer, October 4, 1864

Martha Jones, Prescott-Jones Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Sarah Kennedy, Diary, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN

Anna Kirtland, Letter to Hattie Palmer, Palmer Family Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of south Carolina, Columbia, SC

Eliza Ann Lanier, Memoir, Alanda Timberlake Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

M.L. Lawton, Scrapbook, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Sarah Lawton, Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Emma LeConte, Diary, University of NC - Chapel Hill (online)

Mary Legg, Letter to Hattie Palmer, Dec 10, 1863, Palmer Family Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of south Carolina, Columbia, SC

Julia LeGrand, The Journal of Julia Le Grand, New Orleans, 1862-1863, ed. Kate Mason Rowland and Mrs. Morris L. Croxall (Richmond: Everett Waddey, 1911)

Laura Lee, Diary, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Earl Gregg Swem Memorial Libarary, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Mary Greenhow Lee, Diary, Winchester-Frederick County Historical society, Handley Library, Winchester, VA

Rose Lewis, Burwell Boykin Lewis Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC

Mary Ann Loughborough, quoted in Katharine M. Jones, Heroines of Dixie, 2:7; Richmond Enquirer, October 4, 1864

Sal Mabry, Letter to Robert Mabry, Robert C. Mabry Papers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Clara Dargan MacLean, Diary, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Anne Shannon Martin, Diary, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Betty Herndon Maury, The Confederate Diary of Betty Herndon Maury, 1861-1863 ED. Alice Maury Parmalee (Washington, D.C. privately printed, 1938) (This diary is now on-line. )

Margaret McCalla, The Wartime Experiences of Margaret McCalla: Confederate Refugee from East TN", Ed Robert Partin, (Tennessee Historical Quarterly 24 - Spring 1965)

Kate McClure, McClure Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Anna McConnell, Letter to Jefferson Davis, Jefferson Davis Papes, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Cornelia Peake McDonald, A Woman's Civil War: A Diary, with Reminiscences of the War, from March 1862, edited and with an introduction by Minrose C. Gwin (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992)

Henrietta McDonald, Letter to Jefferson Davis, 5668, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 10, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Judith McGuire, Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War (1867; rpt., New York, Arno Press 1974)

Elizabeth McKamy, Recollections, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN

Amanda Nantz McRaven, The Correspondence of David Olando McRaven and Amanda Nantz McRave, 1864-1865 ed. Louis A Brown, North Carolina Historical Review 26 (January 1949): 73

Elizabeth Avery Meriwether, An Advocate for Her Sex: Feminism and Cconservatism in the Post Civil War South; by Kathleen Berkeley, Tennessee Historical Quarterly 43 (Winder 1984); 390-407

Lise Mitchell, Diary, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Ellen Moore, Samuel Moore Papers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Marinda Branson Moore, The Dixie Speller (Raleigh: Branson and Farrar, 1864)

Emma Mordecai, Diary, Mordecai Family Papers, Fishburn Library, Hollins College, VA

Sarah Morgan, The Civil War Diary of Sarah Morgan, ed. Charles East (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991)

Leila Morris, Personal Recollections of the War: Girl Confederate Soldiers, Crumley Family Papers, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Betty Herndon Maury, The Confederate Diary of Betty Herndon Maury, 1861-1863,ed Alice Maury Parmalee (Washington, DC; privately printed, 1938)

Lizzie Neblett, Papers, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Louise M. Nichols, Diary, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Alice Niles, Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Cornelia Noble, Diary, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Laetitia LaFon Ashmore Nutt, Courageous Journey: The Civil War Journal of Laetitia LaFon Ashmore Nutt, ed. Florence Ashmore Cowles Hamlett Martin (Miami: Seemann, 1975)

Anais Ogden, Letters, Warren Ogden Papers, Special Collections, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Katherine Elizabeth Osburn, (Lizzy) Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Alice and Harriet Palmer: Palmer Family Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Sophia Partridge, Diary, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Louisa Brown Pearl, The Diary of Louisa Brown Pearl, Ed: James Hoober, Tennessee Historical Quarterly 38 (Fall 1979) 308-21

Kate Featherson Peddy, Saddle Bag and Spinning Wheel: Being the Civil War Letters of George W. Peddy and Kate Featherson Peddy ed. George Peddy Cuttino (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1982)

Phebe Levy Pember, Letter to Eugenia Phillips, Philip Phillips Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Phoebe Yates Pember, Phoebe Yates Pember: A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond, Ed. Bell Irvin Wiley (1959; rpt., Saint Simons Island, GA,: Mockingbird Books, 1990)

Jennie Pendleton, Journal, Mary E.W. Shell Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Elijah P. Petty (male), Journey to Pleasant Hill: The Civil War Letters of Captain Elijah P. Petty, Walker's Texas Division, CSA, Ed. Norman D. Brown (San Antonio: University of Texas Press, 1982)

Eugenia Phillips, Diary, Philip Phillips Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Amelia Pinkind, Letter to Isabella Woodruff, Woodruff Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Sarah Fitch Poates, Diary, Asa Fitch Papers, Department of Manuscripts, J.M. Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Leonidas Polk, Papers, Jessie Ball DuPont Library, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Lucy Williams Polk, Papers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Emma Slade Prescott, Reminiscences, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

Margaret Junkin Preston, The Life and Letters of Margaret Junkin Preston Ed. Elizabeth Randolph Allen (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1903)

Elizabeth Pringle, Diary, South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, S.C.

Sara Agnes (Mrs. Roger) Pryor, Reminiscences of Peace and War (New York: Macmillan, 1904)

Mary Pugh, Letters, Richard Pugh Papers, Department of Archives and Manuscripts, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Amelia Rainey, Letter to Kate McClue, McClure Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of south Carolina, Columbia, SC

Charlotte Ravenel, Two Diaries from Middle St. John's, Berkeley, South Carolina, Feb-May 1865: Journals Kept by Susan R. Jervey and Miss Charlotte St. J. Raveneli (Pinopolis, SC: St. John's Hunting club, 1921)

Alice Ready, Diary, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Ellora Reese, Letter from Ellen Roberts, Confederate Diaries, 8:209-10, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Louisa Rice, Letters, Zachariah Rice Papers, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Ga

Sue Richardson, Diary, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Ellen Roberts, Letter to Ellora Reese, Confederate Diaries, 8:209-10, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Janie Robeson Letter from Janie Smith, Mrs. Thomas Webb Collection, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Kate Rowland, Diary, Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA and Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA

Sarah Jane Sams, Sams Family Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Mary L Scales, Letter to Confederate Secretary of War, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 72, S890, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Jorantha Semmes, Benedict Joseph Semmes Papers, Fishburn Library, Hollins College, VA

Mattie Seward, Letter to Nettie Fondren, Mitchell-Fondren Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA

Mary E.W. Shell, Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

(No first name given) Simons, Diary, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Abby Slocomb, Letter, Walton-Glenny Papers, The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA

Janie Smith, Letter to Janie Robeson, Mrs. Thomas Webb Collection, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Myra Smith, Diary, Eunice Stockwell Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Louisa McCord Smythe, Recollections, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Clara Solomon, Diary, Department of Archives and Manuscripts, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Marion Southwood, Beauty and Booty: The Watchword of New Orleans (New York: M Doolady, 1867)

Mary Speight, Letters and papers, Papers of John Heritage Bryan, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Mary Stamps, Letter to Jefferson Davis, Papers of Jefferson Davis, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Octavia Stephens, (Winston Stephens) Bryant-Stephens Papers, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Kate Stone, The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868, ed. John Q. Anderson (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univeristy Press, 1955)

Belle Strickland, Diary, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Sarah Anne Grover Strickler, Diary, Manuscript Department, Alderman Library, University of VA, Charlottesville, VA

Mary Stringfield, Papers and Letters, WW Stringfield Papes, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Adelaide Stuart, John Dimitry Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, The Secret Eye: The Journal of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1848-1889, Ed. Virginia Ingraham Burr (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolinia Press, 1990) and In Joy and in Sorrow: Women, Family, and Marriage in the Victorian South, 1830-1900, Ed. Carol Bleser (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991)

Ida Barlow Trotter, Memoris, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

Ann Marie Stewart Turner, Collection, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Annie Upshur, Letter to Jefferson Davis, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 114, U2, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Zeublon Vance, (male) Papers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Mary Vaught, Vaught Family Papers, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Loreta Janeta Velaquez, The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Valazques, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army (Hardrod, Conn: Belknap, 1876) (This has been labeled a gross exaggeration, if not a fabrication)

Sarah Lois Wadley, Diary, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Eliza Kendrick Walker, Reminiscences, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL

Emma Walton, Walton-Glenny Papers, The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA

Louisa Walton, Letter to Isabella Woodruff, Isabella Ann Woodruff papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Malvina Black Gist Waring, Feb 14, 1865, in Heroines of Dixie: Winter of Desperation, ed Katharine M. Jones, 2 vols. (1955; rpt. Saint Simons Islane, GA: Mockingbird Books, 1975) 2:173

Rowena Webster, Garrett Papers, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN

Josephine West, George W. West Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Lucy White, Letter to Jefferson Davis, Samuel Richey Papers, Special Collections, King Library, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH

Ida Wilkom, Letter to Secretary of War, 11167, Letters Received, Confederate Secretary of War, RG 109, reel 27, M437, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Thomas Womack, Letter to Zebulon Vance, Zebulon Vance Papers, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.

Isabella Ann Woodruff, Papers, Manuscript Department, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Virginia Daniel Woodruff, Diary, Fishburn Library, Hollins College, VA

 Amanda Worthington, Diary, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS

 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has many diaries and papers from the Civil War on-line. 

Check out Cyndi Howell's Female Ancestor links

 

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