The Days of Julia Johnson Fisher: A Civil War Diary


Julia's Diary: Using personal narrative to discover history

Julia Johnson Fisher kept her diary over an eight month period in 1864. This brief account of a tumultuous time chronicles the life of Julia and her family in Camden County along the south Georgia coast. Much of diary is foreboding and at about 9,000 words, Julia does not dwell on any subject long. But, the diary is rich in its descriptive detail of the deprivations brought on in the South by the Civil War, and in its descriptions of family and community relationships and social order.

This website has been created to offer multiple means by which to explore Julia's diary as well as instruction contexts for teaching and learning about social life in the Civil War American South.

The Diary of Julia Johnson Fisher is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

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