A Confederate Girl's Diary

A Confederate Girl's Diary

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by Sarah Morgan Dawson
     
 

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This classic book contains the touching diary of a Confederate girl in the American Civil War, and will prove an emotional and enthralling read to anyone with an interest in the history of America. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic

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This classic book contains the touching diary of a Confederate girl in the American Civil War, and will prove an emotional and enthralling read to anyone with an interest in the history of America. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406850376
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dawson's visit to Linwood was extended after she was thrown from a horse in November 1862 and spent months incapacitated by a back injury. The federal assault on the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson in July 1863, however, forced the Morgan women to make a final exodus to occupied New Orleans, where they joined the household of Dawson's half-brother and Unionist sympathizer Judge Philip Hicky Morgan. While in his home, Dawson received news of the death of her brothers, Gibbes and George, in February 1864.

Life after the Civil War

Without an independent fortune, Dawson spent the late 1860s as a dependent in Philip Morgan's household. In May 1872, Dawson and her mother moved to South Carolina to make their home with Sarah's younger brother, James. In an effort to support herself, Dawson accepted an editorial position at the Charleston News and Courier, and throughout 1873, she wrote a series of editorials on the plight of young, single women in the postwar South. In 1874, Dawson married the newspaper's editor, Englishman Francis Warrington Dawson. The couple had three children: Ethel in 1874, Warrington in 1878, and Philip Hicky in 1881. Philip died at six months of age. After her husband's murder in 1889, Dawson again turned to her pen for survival, publishing a series of short stories and translations of French literary works. In 1899, Dawson moved to Paris with her son Warrington, where she published Les Aventures de Jeannot Lapin, a French version of the Brer Rabbit stories, in 1903. She died in Paris on May 5, 1909.

Though Dawson originally asked that her six-volume diary be destroyed upon her death, she later willed it to her son Warrington. In 1913, he arranged to have the first four volumes published as A Confederate Girl's Diary. The diary was later edited by Charles East and published in its entirety in 1991. Dawson's correspondence with her future husband, Francis Warrington Dawson, has also been published.

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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?