Civil War Diarists of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia was occupied on three separate occasions by Union forces. These 'invasions' had an impact on the townspeople. The diaries of Fredericksburg residents allow us to experience their anxiety and fear toward enemy armies, as well as the loss of loved ones and the damage or destruction of homes and personal property.
Elizabeth Maxwell Alsop
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Maxwell Alsop began writing her Civil War diary in 1862. She was the sixteen-year-old daughter of …Read More...