Written in 1868, just after the war. Pages of interest have Manila post its. The rear paste down has what looks to be an original ballot/voting receipt for the Ulysses S. Grant Republican Ballot, with the author stating it was his first presidential vote.
Here is his 1868 diary. Text now in ink, the year prior was pencil. Author appears to have filled out every day.
The leather clasp is split. Binding and flap still supple. The item "Original CIVIL WAR era DIARY!
1868 (Ulysses S GRANT First Presidential Vote)rare" is in sale since Sunday, October 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "merchants-rare-books" and is located in Moab, Utah. This item can be shipped worldwide.