These are historical diaries and journals from the state of Ohio. The original writers of these diaries and journals either lived in Ohio or spent extensive time in Ohio during the period in which the diary was written.

Civil War Diary of a Lisbon, OH Boy

Background This is the 1861 diary of a teenage boy living in New Lisbon, the seat of Columbiana County, Ohio. His job doing various tasks at a local newspaper ensures that he is well-informed of current events as the American Civil War breaks out. Like any teenager, he is fascinated […]