A Confederate Girl's Diary [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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A Confederate Girl's Diary

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Overview

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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443428958
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 282
  • Sales rank: 505,874
  • File size: 677 KB

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Born into a wealthy New Orleans family, Sarah Morgan was the daughter of an influential judge who moved his family to Baton Rouge when Sarah was eight. Morgan began her diary in 1862 at age 20. Because of her wealth, she was keenly aware of social status, but soon learned that the war demanded a greater degree of tolerance than antebellum period. Her own family became divided, as some broke from regional loyalty to support the North.
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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Good Book; Not good on Nook

    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.

    19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    A very good insight into the life of the women who lived through

    A very good insight into the life of the women who lived through the Civil War.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Scan is bad


    Pagination is off and words are unreadable.

    I am deleting it from my library - a waste of time.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Full of errors

    Very hard to read for all the horrible formatting errors

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Horrible!!!

    I do NOT recomend this book to anyone!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Ok

    This book on the nook is horrible in the real book its great

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    TAP HERE NOW!!!!!!!!!

    HOW WAS THIS BOOK U DONT KNOW OH U JERK PIECE OF ---- OH I WAS GOING O ASK IF WE CAN CHAT ON THIS NNOOKK??I FEEL LONELY DO U??I WANT A BF TO TALK TO ALL DAY AND BY BF I MEAN BOYFRIEND!!DO U WANT TO OH IM IN MS AND AM15

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    No yiu tap No you tap here

    I suppose the way you just did.
    But I wanted to know how the book was you jerk!

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    I would like to know........

    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

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Tap here the person whose title is tap here

    You need to wach your mouth children my read the reviews and my apologies to pepole who read it.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    IT SUCKS

    I love it buti dont fgit

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Tap here

    Does anybody know how to chat on this Nook thing?

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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