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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1722. Diary kept 10 December 1860 to 8 September 1862 by Johanna "Josie" Louisa Underwood, eldest daughter of a prominent pro-Union family in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She vividly records her thoughts and activities about Bowling Green's occupation by Confederate troops, the harassment of her family, strained friendships, and the destruction of her home.


Social History | United States History | Women's History



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