A Diary from Dixie

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Overview

This original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chesnut, Jr., who was also an aide to President Jefferson Davis, provides an eyewitness narrative of all of the years of the war. Period photos illustrate this "you-are-there" account of the daily lives and tribulations of all those who suffered through the war, from ordinary people to the Confederacy's generals and political figures.
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Editorial Reviews

Saturday Review
It is hardly too much to say that what Samuel Pepys's diary is to the reign of Charles II, Mary Boykin Chesnut's is to the Confederacy. To thousands now and in years to come it will be a fascinating source of information, an invaluable aid to the understanding of a great period, and a lasting delight.
New York Times
Mary Boykin Chesnut steps out alive from the pages of her journal as beautiful, vivacious, flirtatious, warm-hearted, cool-thinking, astonishingly frank and wonderfully articulate...The book is very quotable.
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This celebrated Civil War journal, written by the wife of James Chesnut, Jr., aide to President Jefferson Davis, brings to life the daily tribulations & human dimensions of the war in the South. A facsimile of the 1905 edition. B&W illus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674202917
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/1980
  • Pages: 602
  • Sales rank: 1,017,004
  • Product dimensions: 1.22 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Charleston

2. Montgomery

3. Camden

4. Charleston

5. Camden

6. Montgomery

7. Camden

8. Richmond

9. Fauquier White Sulphur Springs

10. Richmond

11. Camden

12. Columbia

13. Camden

14. Columbia

15. Flat Rock

16. Memories

17. Camden

18. Richmond

19. Camden

20. Columbia

21. Lincolnton, N.C.

22. Chester

23. Camden

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    A classic.

    Perhaps the best and cerainly the most quoted civil war diary. I docked one star for all the format errors.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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