Library of Congress Magazine (LCM), Vol. 1 No. 2: November-December 2012 Page: 18
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LEROY GRESHAM CA 1854-1865
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WAR THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD: LEROY GRESHAM
John J. Gresham was an attorney, judge, and plantation owner in Macon, Ga.,
where he lived with his wife Mary, and their children, LeRoy, 'homas and
Minnie. LeRoy was an invalid and kept a diary for nearly every day of the war,
experiencing the conflict through newspapers, letters and personal visitors.
The teenager's diaries provide a poignant record of his suffering and that of his
family during those trying times. 'hey reveal an unusual precocity of mind and
generosity of spirit. His place in the family was firmly and lovingly established,
his interests were wide-ranging, and he followed assiduously the unfolding
events of the Civil War.
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