Julia Wilbur project

Julia Wilbur traveled from Rochester, NY, to Alexandria, VA, in 1862, ready to help the Union cause how best she could. Her diaries (one example shown here, part of the Quaker Collection at Haverford College) reveal her successes and disappointments, friends and foes. I will use this site to highlight some of what I have learned about her, Civil War Alexandria and Washington, and the many people and events she came in contact with. Also, I hope this website finds those of you working on similar projects so we can share information and answer each other's questions.

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