Life in Dixie During the War, 1861-1862-1863-1864-1865 (Google eBook)

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Mercer University Press, 1892 - History - 442 pages
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Mercer University Press proudly revives this acclaimed real-life account of what the fictional Scarlett O'Hara saw. Life in Dixie During the War, first published in 1892, ranks among the best first-person accounts of the American Civil War. Mary A. H. Gay eloquently recounts her wartime experiences in Georgia and bears witness to the "suffering and struggle, defeat and despair, triumph, and hope that is human history." Mary Gay was not only a chronicler, but an active participant in wartime activities; old veterans described her as "unusually brave and fearless." While her book reads like a novel, it continues to be praised by modern scholars as an honest report of American history. James I. Robertson, Jr., author of the acclaimed Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, says "Mary Gay's Life in Dixie During the War is one of the few authentic personal narratives we have of life in Atlanta during the Civil War."
  

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Contents

Introductory Remarks
9
The Magnolia Cadets
17
Labors of LoveMusicalDecatur
36
Labors of LoveKnitting and Sewing
42
The Third Maryland ArtillerySome
48
Coming Home from Camp ChaseThe
58
Some Social FeaturesMorgans
72
A Visit to DaltonThe Fidelity of an Old
94
Chapter XLA Perilous Trust
104
Concealing Confederate ClothingValu
113
The Advance Guard of the Yankee
124
The Battle of the 22d of July 1864The
135
Everetts Desertion
146
A Visit to Confederate LinesA Nar
156
The Ten Days ArmisticeGoing
168
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