In the diary Espy discusses topics such as family life, church activities, weather, household chores, and her experience during the Civil War. Transcriptions are available: http://home.mchsi.com/~mlyle/diaryintro.html [not on the ADAH website].
The report lists the date, recipient, county, and amount of each payment. Vouchers for the money were given to probate judges, who distributed funds to individual families in their counties; the state paid a total of $856,835.50.
In the diary he discusses daily activities in the fort; the commanders of Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines; the Battle of Mobile Bay; and the bombardment of Fort Morgan (including casualties from the regiments of the 7th Alabama Infantry and the 1st...
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