This project is a work of digital scholarship originally created in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a graduate research seminar in Digital History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Both the project and research were eventually integrated into my Master's thesis, "'On our way for the Sunny South, land of Chivalry': Northern Imperial Attitudes in the Civil War South," which was awarded the 2013 Folsom Distinguished Master's Thesis Award from the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

My desire to continue to explore the contents of the journal and the life of its author prompted me to continue working on the project as new information and resources become available to me.


A special thank you to Tim Morse for allowing me to "meet" the journal in person and for his contribution in sharing our ancestor's story. I am also indebted to my great-grandfather Charles A. Nash for his resourcefulness and firm grasp of the importance of preserving such a unique artifact. Had it not been for his transcription nearly one hundred years ago, I might never have known of the wonderful gift Alcander left behind for future generations.


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Any photos are part of my personal collection unless otherwise specified. The map in the header image is used under the provisions stipulated by the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

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