the Diary of Emma

“I wonder if the new year is to bring us miseries and sufferings,” seventeen-year-old Emma LeConte wrote in her diary on December 31, 1864. In fact, worst was yet come. Her later entries portray city of Columbia, South Carolina, like much South, under grip Sherman’s army. No reader this likely forget defiant, well-bred Emma, who describes a family’s anxieties brave attempts get with life while Civil War rages around them.

Includes diary about life in the Pribilof Islands and biographical references.

Diary of Emma LeConte, 1864-1865