Emily Holder led a very singular life on one of the most out-of-the-way places imaginable in the 1860s: Fort Jefferson, a military fort in the Dry Tortugas. She lived with her husband, Joseph Bassett Holder (1824-1888), a surgeon and prominent member of Fort Jefferson's garrison. She had broad access to many areas of the fort, and she recorded her perspective of life at the fort in her journals. In January 1892, her writings were published in a series of installments in The Californian Illustrated.
- At the Dry Tortugas During the War (1892)
- At the Dry Tortugas During the War is an account written by Emily Holder describing her memories of Fort Jefferson.
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