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A Confederate Girl's Diary (Illustrated)
     

A Confederate Girl's Diary (Illustrated)

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by Sarah Morgan Dawson
 

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*Illustrated with pictures
*Includes Table of Contents

Many citizens wrote diaries during the Civil War. The surviving documents are an important first-person resource for historians studying the day-to-day effects of the war on the population.

Sarah Morgan (1842 – 1909) was a former New Orleans debutant, having been born into an

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*Illustrated with pictures
*Includes Table of Contents

Many citizens wrote diaries during the Civil War. The surviving documents are an important first-person resource for historians studying the day-to-day effects of the war on the population.

Sarah Morgan (1842 – 1909) was a former New Orleans debutant, having been born into an influential family. As she was to discover, her social status did not shield her from the frightful effects of the war. Her father, a prominent judge, died from an asthma attack. She lost one brother in a duel, and two others who died in battle. Yet, she had one brother who remained loyal to the Union.

Sarah began her diary in 1861 and it finally consisted of six books ending in 1865. At war's end, she was living in New Orleans. She later moved to Columbia, SC, to live with her brother, James Morgan. In 1874, she married an Englishman, Francis W. Dawson, and never returned to Baton Rouge.

In 1913 Sarah's son, Warrington Dawson, published a book, "A Confederate Girl's Diary", using his mother's six diaries, which she had instructed him to burn after her death. These diaries are a remarkable depiction of the occupation of Baton Rouge by the Union Forces.

The war left her with feelings of bitterness that she never quite got over. Towards the end of her diary, she so poignantly remarked, “Let historians extol blood-shedding; it is woman's place to abhor it.”

This edition of Sarah Morgan Dawson’s A Confederate Girl’s Diary is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and pictures.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014014588
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
02/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,257,154
File size:
988 KB

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A Confederate Girl's Diary 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
DVe More than 1 year ago
I began this book years ago, but did not finish and was glad to find it on Nook. The Nook version has too many formatting errors in it that make it difficult to read. I would recommend the book, just not in the Nook form.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good insight into the life of the women who lived through the Civil War.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very hard to read for all the horrible formatting errors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pagination is off and words are unreadable. I am deleting it from my library - a waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book on the nook is horrible in the real book its great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really an interesting read... I did go online after reading it and searched the author to see if I could find out what happened to her?? Did she survive ? Was she happy?? if anything after the book.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How do yoy delete out of library?
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I do NOT recomend this book to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need to wach your mouth children my read the reviews and my apologies to pepole who read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like to know if it is diary form or if its just a long story.i am afriad to get it myself and it not be in my form of intrest.if you could reply,i eould appreteate it.ThankYou
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it buti dont fgit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suppose the way you just did. But I wanted to know how the book was you jerk!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anybody know how to chat on this Nook thing?