Valley of the Shadow
The War Years
Spring 1861–Spring 1865

Letters & Diaries


Additional Personal Papers Collections (1861-1865)

The additional personal papers collections include the letters and diaries of men and women who wrote about Franklin County or shared experiences with Franklin County individuals. Most of these collections were written by soldiers who served in regiments with Franklin County men and had similar military experiences. Other collections were written by visitors to Franklin, either soldiers or civilians, who commented upon conditions on the home front.