The American Civil War lasted four years, from 1861 to 1865. Many soldiers went to war, thinking it would be[…]Read more
I love historic diaries, books and manuscripts. Where else can you get a first-hand look into a specific time and place? The posts in this category are short quotes taken from historic journals and diaries.
General loved writing about his exploits in the west. He wrote several magazine articles as well as the book, My[…]Read more
Margaret Frink kept a detailed diary of her journey across the plains to California in 1850. Tens of thousands of[…]Read more
Renowned artist Frederic Remington captured the spirit of the west in his paintings and statues. He wrote and illustrated a[…]Read more
Amelia Hadley was one of the thousands of women who left their home in the East and traveled via covered[…]Read more
General George Crook served on many posts in the frontier west. Although well-known for his attempts to capture the Apache,[…]Read more
Manuel Lisa was a well-known figure in the early American fur trade. He’s mentioned in this diary as having more[…]Read more