Mary Chesnut's Civil War

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Yale University Press, 1981 - Biography & Autobiography - 886 pages
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An authorized account of the Civil War, drawn from the diaries of a Southern aristocrat, records the disintegration and final destruction of the Confederacy.
 

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It was facinating to read an authentic diary from the Civil War era. You wonder how much you see in movies is realistic. This put some things in prospective, confirmed alot of things about southern ... Read full review

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Perfectly good book no doubt. However, one must be interested in the social life of the top one percent of the southern aristocracy, which I am not, finding them to be a particularly stupid and ... Read full review

Contents

Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction Diary in FactDiary in Form
xv
Mary Boykin Chesnut 18231886
xxx
Of Heresy and Paradox
xlvi
Editorial Problems and Policies
liv
Civil
lvii
Road to Montgomery
3
In All This Death and Destruction
383
The Best and the Bravest
406
A World Kicked to PiecesMemoirs
425
In Spite of Blockade
484
Between War and Peace
495
Enjoy the Brief Hour
519
Buck and the Wounded Knight
547
How Hardened We Grow
577

Nation in the Making
6
Into the Black Cloud
35
The Home Front
63
Waiting for the Real War
79
First Sprightly Running
99
Who Killed Cock Robin?
123
I Am Always on the Womens Side
157
Witherspoon Murder Case
189
Fall of Port Royal
228
Provincial Sloth
248
xn The Politics of War
273
With Horror and Amazement
301
Nothing to Chronicle but Disasters
328
Fiction Is So Flat Comparatively
353
Blows Now Fall So Fast
599
Is Anything Worth It?
616
A President Pays a Call
637
Cassandra Wails
654
Listen for Shermans Bugles
670
Thermopylae Business
694
Refugees in Lubberland
715
Job Is My Comforter
733
Keeping Ahead of Sherman
753
The Game Is Up
771
The Smoking Ruins
791
Survivors
814
Index
837
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