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By Paul R. Dunn

The Secret War Diaries of Abraham Lincoln

Including His Recurring Dreams

Historian Paul R. Dunn has been writing The Civil War Diaries of Abraham Lincoln – Including His Recurring Dreams for the past four years. It is a 4-volume work starting in 1860 and running to the assassination of the president in 1865. Volume I (1860 to 1862),  Volume II (1862 to 1863) and Volume III (1863-1864) are now available on and Kindle.

Autographed copies are available by contacting the Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC, or by calling Mary at 910 692-3211. Volume IV is expected to be completed in 2020.

Volumes I – $14.99, Volumes II and III – $16.99, or all available on Kindle for $1.99.

The Diaries

Volume I

Volume I includes events of 1860 and concludes on December 31, 1861.
(209 pages) sells for $14.99 in paperback. It is available on Kindle for $1.99

Volume II

Volume II includes events of January 1, 1862 to December 31, 1862.
(294 pages) sells for $16.99 in paperback. It is available on Kindle for $1.99

Volume III

Volume III includes events of January 1, 1863 to December 31, 1864.
(277 pages) sells for $16.99 in paperback. It is available on Kindle for $1.99

Volume IV

Volume IV will be published in early 2020 and includes events of January 1, 1864 until April 15, 1865.

The Religious Views of Abraham Lincoln


Paul R. Dunn

Paul R. Dunn is a retired business executive who lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He has co-authored with B.J. Dunn two books about Donald Ross golf courses that are open to public play.

Great Donald Ross Golf Courses Everyone Can Play2nd Edition is published by Taylor Trade Publishing, Lanham, MD

Autographed copies may be ordered from The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, North Carolina

What People are Saying


Love him as the great emancipator or hate him as a tyrannical dictator driving the war of northern aggression. Abraham Lincoln’s War Diaries deliver a fanciful insight into the mind of the man who would shape America’s views on states rights versus centralized federal government. I highly recommend the Lincoln Diaries to anyone interested in the history of the American Civil War or Abraham Lincoln. 

– Richard Bise

Private, Company G, 1st Texas Infantry Regiment Re-Enactors of the American Civil War


Paul Dunn hits the mark with his new series, “The War Diaries of Abraham Lincoln”. The first two volumes of this projected four part series covers events of 1861 and 1862.  Lincoln did not maintain a diary, so Dunn has created one based on significant historical research. Having both Dunn’s created reflections and the research behind them make for a great read.  It all comes together in an experience which is educational. entertaining, and enlightening.  This series deserves a second reading.  I am doing just that.

– Ron Sickenberger


I thoroughly enjoy these volumes about Lincoln.  They are a great read! As an avid amateur historian, I have enjoyed many of the great works of history chronicling the trauma of the Civil War, or as the southerners say, the war of northern aggression.  These include McPerson, Foote, Catton, Holzer, and Nevins among many others.  But what I found so enlivening, thought provoking and totally enjoyable in Paul Dunn’s works was the added dimension of considering what might have been going on inside the mind of, arguably, the principal actor on this stage in U.S. history.  It is fictionalized…or…is it?  continue reading…

– Paul Kendall, Esq.