Women of the Civil War South: Personal Accounts from Diaries, Letters and Postwar Reminiscences

Women of the Civil War South: Personal Accounts from Diaries, Letters and Postwar Reminiscences

by Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
     
 

Presented here are excerpts from diaries and letters written by Southern women from different walks of life and areas of the country. Mary White, a fifteen-year-old girl, attempted to get through the blockade in Wilmington, North Carolina; Nancy Jones lived in fear amid the violence that rocked Missouri and saw her close friends and family murdered and her young

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Presented here are excerpts from diaries and letters written by Southern women from different walks of life and areas of the country. Mary White, a fifteen-year-old girl, attempted to get through the blockade in Wilmington, North Carolina; Nancy Jones lived in fear amid the violence that rocked Missouri and saw her close friends and family murdered and her young son taken prisoner by the Yankees; Sarah Dandridge Duval and her family were refugees living near Richmond, Virginia.

The book includes personal reminiscences from Union and Confederate women living in Winchester, Virginia, a town that reportedly changed hands 76 times during the war, and the reactions of Southern women to the surrender at Appomattox.

Editorial Reviews

The Civil War Courier
fascinating
Counterpoise
the best I've ever reviewed...carefully researched
The Civil War News
interesting topics...sound and easy to read...recommended...valuable insight

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786416950
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/26/2003
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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