Gresham (1847-1865), whose diary is the subject of the lecture, was an invalid teenager in Macon during the war, and the book is his observations of the South, the war and many surrounding events. He died at age 18, shortly after the war ended. He was a member of a very wealthy family, and he gave great insight into the issues of the day. A biographical sketch on him with other links and reviews is on Wikipedia.
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