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Diary of Carrie Berry: A Confederate Girl
Author: Berry, Carrie
Summary: Carrie Berry and her family lived in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Civil War. In 1864 the Union Army battled the Confederacy for Atlanta. Cannons boomed and fires burned around Carrie and her family. Through it all, 10 year old Carrie recorded her exp...
Diary of Sallie Hester: A Covered Wagon Girl
Author: Hester, Sallie
Summary: Teenager Sallie Hester and her family packed their supplies into a wagon and set off on a dangerous 2,000 mile journey to California. They faced disease, raging rivers, and blazing hot deserts. Through it all, Sallie wrote down her experiences in a d...
Diary of Sally Wister: A Colonial Quaker Girl
Author: Wister, Sally
Summary: In 1777 the Revolutionary War forced Sally Wister and her family to flee their home in Philadelphia to seek safety in the Pennsylvania countryside. But the war as never far behind. Army officers visited the family. The sounds of light horses and cann...
Diary of Sarah Gillespie: A Pioneer Farm Girl
Author: Gillespie, Sarah
Summary: Twelve year old Sarah Gillespie and her family struggled to make a life for themselves on the Great Plains. Crops and animals needed constant care. Neighbors depended on one another for survival. Through it all, Sarah wrote down her experiences in a ...
Diary of William Bircher: A Civil War Drummer
Author: Bircher, William
Summary: In 1861 William Bircher joined the Union Army to help fight the Civil War. Too young to be a soldier, William was a drummer. He witnessed the many hardships of war long marches, severe cold, hunger, disease, and the great loss of lives. Through it al...
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