Mary Jane Chadick

 Known for Her Civil War Journal

Mother of:Susan Elizabeth Chadick Fordyce
Wife of:William Davidson Chadick


•  Kept the only known diary chronicling the Union Army's occupation of Huntsville from 1862-65.

•  "Chadick chronicled what happened to Huntsville as Union forces occupied the city from April 1862 through 1865." - Huntsville Times

•  "Incidents of the War: The Civil War Journal of Mary Jane Chadick, edited and annotated by Nancy M. Rohr, was published in 2005. This is a daily account written during the occupation by Federal troops of Huntsville, Alabama. 379 pages, fold-out map of north Alabama, photographs and illustrations." - Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society

Related Links:

•  Flickr: - Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll photo by oldsouthvideo, October 20, 2009

•  Glimpses of Old Huntsville - Heroines: Mary Jane Chadick by Nancy Rohr is one of several audio stories available on this page.

•  Huntsville Times - Article by Victoria Cumbow, April 11, 2011

•  Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society - Civil War Journal available in book form.

•  The Authentic Campaigner - an retelling of a joke Mary Jane played (Originally found at

•  WorldCat - Published Diary

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Glimpses of Old Huntsville
•  Susan Elizabeth Chadick Fordyce
•  William Davidson Chadick