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Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood and Nancy Disher Baird


A well-educated, outspoken member of a politically prominent family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Josie Underwood (1840–1923) left behind one of the few intimate accounts of the Civil War written by a southern woman sympathetic to the Union. This portrayal of the early years of the war begins several months before the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter in April 1861. Offering a unique perspective on the tensions between the Union and the Confederacy, Josie reveals that Kentucky was a hotbed of political and military action, particularly in her hometown of Bowling Green, known as the Gibraltar ... More

Keywords: Bowling Green, Civil War, Union, Confederacy, Kentucky, Warner Underwood, wartime hardships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125312
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josie Underwood, author

Nancy Disher Baird, editor

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