Women of the Civil War South

Personal Accounts from Diaries, Letters and Postwar Reminiscences


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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)

The late Marilyn Mayer Culpepper, a retired professor from Michigan State University, lived in Lansing, Michigan.

Bibliographic Details

Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 275
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1695-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-2694-2
Imprint: McFarland

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.