Window on the War (Civil War Lexington)

Window on the War

What was it like to live in Lexington during the War Between the States? Frances Dallam Peter was a young woman who lived in Gratz Park and kept a diary of the events she saw, read about, or heard. Relive the exciting events of January 19, 1862, through April 4, 1864.

The Window on the War Display, was a small exhibit that was featured inside our Lincoln and His Wife's Hometown exhibit. A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky: The Diary of Frances Peter, is the published version of her diary, upon which the exhibit was based.  This exhibit was featured at the Lexington History Museum in 2009.


PDF icon Frances Dallam Peter.pdf586.13 KB
PDF icon 1862.pdf410.85 KB
PDF icon 1863.pdf416.66 KB
PDF icon 1864.pdf415.63 KB
PDF icon Epilepsy.pdf97.52 KB
PDF icon Morgans.pdf726.42 KB
PDF icon Peter Family bio.pdf257.89 KB