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Civil War diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut

Civil War diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut

a transcription of the extant portions of Chesnut"s original diary in the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut

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Published by s.n. in [U.S .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Confederate States of America,
  • Southern States
    • Subjects:
    • Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886 -- Diaries.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.,
    • Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources.,
    • Southern States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Consists of the original journal upon which the author"s A diary from Dixie was based.

      Statementby Elisabeth Muhlenfeld and Thomas E. Dasher.
      ContributionsMuhlenfeld, Elisabeth, 1944-, Dasher, Thomas E.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE487 .C52 1981b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationca. 400 leaves ;
      Number of Pages400
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3520618M
      LC Control Number82104410

      Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History "A feast for Civil War buffs. One of the best firsthand records of the Confederate experience. Electrifying."--Walter Clemons, Newsweek "Here is a book to curl up with over a whole lifetime--to read and reread, to ponder and savor."--Selma R. Williams, The Boston Globe "A painfully brilliant record of our old America at 4/5(1). by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie. Mary Chesnut () was an upper class South Carolina woman. Her diary of the Civil War places the reader in the middle of the important people and events of that tragic conflict. Her diary is considered an important work, and a modern edition of her diary won the Pulitzer Prize for History.

      Mary Boykin Miller was born Ma in the High Hills of Santee, South Carolina. At the age of 17 she married James Chesnut, a prominent lawyer and politician who was elected to the U.S. Senate in , and went on to serve the Confederacy as an aide to Jefferson Davis and as a brigadier general.   Mary Boykin Chesnut (née Miller) ( –), was married to a lawyer who served as a U.S. Senator and Confederate officer. Chesnut worked toward a final form of her book in –, based on her extensive diary written during the war years. It was published in , 19 years after her death. In historian C. Vann Woodward’s.

      Biography Mary Chesnut,Confederate Diarist. During the Secession Winter of , one of the most respected ladies of Charleston, S.C., put pen to paper, beginning a remarkable diary of immense sophistication and insight into the political and societal realities of upper-class life in the diarist, Mary Boykin Chesnut, was the wife of James Chesnut, a U.S. senator . Her diary provides a unique perspective on the political and societal realities of life in the Confederacy as well as first-hand accounts of important events like the bombardment of Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War. Mary Boykin Miller was born on Ma , the daughter of Stephen Decatur Miller, an eminent South Carolina.


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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian C. Vann Woodward and Chesnut's biographer Elisabeth Muhlenfeld present here the previously unpublished Civil War diaries of Mary Boykin Chesnut. The ideal diarist, Mary Chesnut was at the right place at the right time with the right by: From Wikipedia - The Pulitzer prize winner in history, Mary Chesnut's Civil War is a heavily footnoted look at the social and political climate in South Carolina from /5(10).

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It was published innineteen years after her death, but she had spent many years revising and editing her Civil War diary Written:   Vann Woodward's impressive edition guarantees that Mary Chestnut's Civil War will take its rightful place as an American classic."—Joan Reardon, Christian Science Monitor Book Review "Vann Woodward's long awaited edition of Mary Chestnut's 'Diary' of the Civil War is the first uncorrupted and annotated text of a novelistic memoir, at one an.

A Diary from Dixie, as Written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, Wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States Senator from South Carolina,and Afterward an Aide to Jefferson Davis and a Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army. Mary Chesnut's Diary gives readers a first-hand glimpse into the life of one woman living during a time of a nation divided and a future uncertain for all involved.

ABOUT MARY BOYKIN CHESNUT Mary Boykin Chesnut ( – ) married James Chesnut, Jr., at the age of seventeen.5/5(1). By Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, A Diary from Dixie, as Written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, Wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States Senator from South Carolina,and Afterward an Aide to Jefferson Davis and a Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army By Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut,   Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller,United States -- History Civil War, Personal narratives, Confederate, Confederate States of America -- History Sources, Southern States -- Biography Publisher New York: D.

Appleton and Company Collection cdl; civilwardocuments; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of Pages: Mary Boykin Chesnut. Born Ma Statesburg, South Carolina Died Novem Camden, South Carolina Civil War diarist. Thousands of Americans recorded their thoughts and experiences during the Civil War period in diaries and journals.

Since that time, many of these diaries have been studied by historians, and some of them have been published in book. Mary Boykin Chesnut, author of “Diary from Dixie,” chronicled the Civil War in her personal diary, writing more than a million words about the devastating conflict.

A much celebrated book, winner of the Pulitzer in history, Mary Chestnut's Civil War is a diary of one woman's experience during the war years. The Washington Post called it "the finest work of literature to come out of the Civil War."4/5. Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, () was the author of A Diary from Dixie, an insightful view of Southern life and leadership during the American Civil War.

A Diary from Dixie is the Civil War diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut, society matron and wife of United States senator and Confederate general, James Chesnut, Jr. As an active participant in her husbands career, accompanying him to postings in Montgomery, Richmond, Charleston, and Columbia, Chesnut became an eyewitness to many important events of the war, and, despite /5.

A Diary From Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut. A Diary from Dixie is the Civil War diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut, society matron and wife of United States senator and Confederate general, James Chesnut, Jr.

As an active participant in her husband’s career, accompanying him to postings in Montgomery, Richmond, Charleston, and Columbia, Chesnut. About Mary Chesnut’s Diary. An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective.

One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut’s Diary was written between and As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was. An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective.

One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut's Diary was written between and As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, 4/5(1).

Van Woodward’s Mary Chesnut’s Civil War is a “vivid picture of a society in the throes of its life-and-death struggle.” She described the war from within her upper-class circles of Southern planter society, but encompassed all classes in her book.

She was married to a lawyer who served as a United States Senator and Confederate officer.Mary Chesnut's Civil War is an annotated collection of the diaries of Mary Boykin Chesnut, an upper-class planter who lived in South Carolina during the American Civil War.

The diaries were extensively annotated by historian C. Vann Woodward and published by Yale University Press in Author: Mary Boykin Chesnut, annotations by. Mary Boykin Chesnut (nee Miller) was an American diarist and author who is best known for her Civil-War memoir, A Diary from Dixie.

Born to a prominent southern family, she was married James Chesnut, a U.S. Senator and later aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and it was this association that afforded Chesnut a unique perspective on events %().