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Nancy Disher Baird edits Josie Underwood's Civil War diary into a book

Posted at 1:20 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 10:54:59-05

The Civil War comes to life through the words of a Kentucky woman.

Josie Underwood's Civil War diary is a first-hand account of a Bowling Green family that owned slaves and opposed Abraham Lincoln, but remained loyal to the union.

Nancy Disher Baird edited Underwood's diary so it could be turned into a book.

Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary is available now at The University Press of Kentucky (