Women of the Civil War South
Personal Accounts from Diaries, Letters and Postwar Reminiscences
About the Book
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.
About the Author(s)
Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
Book Reviews & Awards
“fascinating”—The Civil War Courier; “the best I’ve ever reviewed…carefully researched”—Counterpoise; “interesting topics…sound and easy to read…recommended…valuable insight”—The Civil War News; “poignant stories”—The Key; “a diverse group of diaries and letters”—Civil War Book Review.