The following sources were consulted for the Kennesaw State University Center for the Study of the Civil War Era Homefront Messages timeline.
Andrews, Eliza Frances. The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865. Atlanta: Cherokee Pub., 1976.
Brevard, Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins. A Plantation Mistress on the Eve of the Civil War: The Diary of Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard, 1860-1861. Edited by John Hammond Moore. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.
Burge, Dolly Lunt. The Diary of Dolly Lunt Burge, 1848-1879. Edited by Christine Jacobson Carter. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1997.
Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller. Mary Chesnut's Civil War. Edited by C. Vann Woodward. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.
The Private Mary Chesnut: The Unpublished Civil War Diaries. A Galaxy book. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.
Conolly, Thomas. An Irishman in Dixie: Thomas Conolly's Diary of the Fall of the Confederacy. Edited by Nelson D. Lank. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.
Dawson, Sarah Morgan. The Civil War Diary of Sarah Morgan. Edited by Charles East. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991.
Edmondston, Catherine Ann Devereux. Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston, 1860-1866. Edited by Beth G. Crabtree and James W. Patton. Raleigh, NC: Division of Archives and History, Dept. of Cultural Resources, 1979.
Fox, Tryphena Blanche Holder. A Northern Woman in the Plantation South: Letters of Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, 1856-1876. Edited by Wilma King. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.
French, Benjamin B. Witness to the Young Republic: A Yankee's Journal, 1828-1870. Edited by Donald B. Cole and John J. McDonough. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1989.
Holmes, Emma. The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866. Library of Southern Civilization. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979.
House, Ellen Renshaw. A Very Violent Rebel: The Civil War Diary of Ellen Renshaw House. Voices of the Civil War. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.
Lee, Elizabeth Blair. Wartime Washington: The Civil War Letters of Elizabeth Blair Lee. Edited by Virginia Jeans Laas. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
McDonald, Cornelia Peake. A Woman's Civil War: A Diary with Reminiscences of the War from March 1862. Edited by Minrose Gwin. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.
Mohr, James C., Richard E. Winslow editor III, and associate, eds. The Cormany Diaries: A Northern Family in the Civil War. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982.
Richards, Samuel P. Sam Richard's Civil War Diary: A Chronicle of the Atlanta Home Front. Edited by Wendy Venet. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009.
Ruffin, Edmund. The Diary of Edmund Ruffin. 2 Volume ed. The Library of Southern Civilization. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1972.
Russell, William Howard. William Howard Russell's Civil War: Private Diary and Letters, 1861-1862. Edited by Martin Craw. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992.
Strong, George Templeton. Diary of the Civil War, 1860-1865. Edited by Allan Nevins. New York: Macmillan, 1962.
Underwood, Josie. Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary. Edited by Nancy Disher Baird. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
Van Lew, Elizabeth L. A Yankee Spy in Richmond: The Civil War Diary of "Crazy Bet" Van Lew. Edited by David D. Ryan. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1996.
Shaw, Robert Gould. Blue-eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Edited by Russell Duncan. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992.
Skinner, Arthur N., and James L. Skinner, eds. The Death of a Confederate: Selections from the Letters of the Archibald Smith Family of Roswell, Georgia, 1864-1956. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
Spiegel, Marcus M. Your True Marcus: The Civil War Letters of a Jewish Colonel. Edited by Frank L. Byrne and Jean Powers Soman. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1985.
Twichell, Joseph Hopkins. The Civil War Letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell: A Chaplain's Story. Edited by Peter Messent and Steve Courtney. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006.
Whitman, Walt. The Sacrificial Years: A Chronicle of Walt Whitman's Experiences in the Civil War. Edited by John Harmon McElroy. Boston: David R. Godine, 1999.
Wilcox, Orlando B. Forgotten Valor: The Memoirs, Journals, and Civil War Letters of Orlando B. Willcox. Edited by Robert Garth Scott. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1999.