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Title The war the women lived : female voices from the Confederate South / edited by Walter Sullivan ; with a foreword by George Core.

Published Nashville : J.S. Sanders, 1995.

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 UniM Bail  975.030922 WAR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxix, 319 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / George Core -- 1. The Days That Are No More / Kate Stone -- 2. Holbein's Ghost / Sarah Rice Pryor -- 3. The View from the Mills House / Mary Boykin Chesnut -- 4. Pistols in the Churchyard / Catherine Cooper Hopley -- 5. In Prison for My Country / Rose O'Neal Greenhow -- 6. A Cold Way Home / Lucy Nickolson Lindsay -- 7. The Sleep of the Living / Phoebe Yates Pember -- 8. We Run for Our Lives / Sarah Morgan -- 9. The Pain of Remembering / Cornelia Peake McDonald -- 10. An Invasion of Graybacks / Julia Morgan -- 11. Fleeing from Our Servants / Kate Stone -- 12. Returning to Brother / Sarah Morgan -- 13. My Yard Is a Battlefield / Cornelia Peake McDonald -- 14. Guidance for Stonewall / Belle Boyd -- 15. A Spy in Woman's Clothing / Loreta Janeta Velazquez -- 16. What Modesty Requires / Kate Cumming -- 17. The Soldiers Stare with Open Eyes / Mary Boykin Chestnut -- 18. A Meeting at Sea / Belle Boyd -- 19. A Cap for Mrs. Worthey / Celine Fremaux.
20. A Funeral in the Rain / Phoebe Yates Pember -- 21. Searching for Cartridge Boxes / Celine Fremaux -- 22. Alone on the Road with Yankee / Mary Ann Harris Gay -- 23. Thirty Thousand Dollars Poorer / Dolly Lunt Burge -- 24. A Birth in the Ruins / Mary Jones and Mary Mallard -- 25. Lucifer in Starlight / Emma LeConte -- 26. Hetty Cary's Wedding / Constance Cary Harrison -- 27. Food for the Wounded / Phoebe Yates Pember -- 28. A Garland for Mrs. Stuart / Alexander H. Major -- 29. The End of All We Cherished / Judith Brokenbrough McGuire -- 30. Remembering God's Promises / Cornelia Peake McDonald -- 31. The Last March Home / Eliza Andrews.
Summary In the War the Women Lived Walter Sullivan presents an informal history of the American Civil War in the South as seen through the eyes of the twenty-three principals whose acutely perceptive reports he has chosen for this book. "Through their memorable voices", George Garrett has written, comes "a vivid and fascinating view ... of those terrible times". The editor has selected thirty-one narrative sequences that unfold in chronological order. Each selection constitutes a story - of suffering, courage, daring, patriotism, resignation, faith; and the stories add up to an account of the war as it was lived and endured on the domestic front in the South, from its halcyon and hopeful beginnings in 1861 until its devastating conclusion in 1865. The action, however, is by no means confined to home and hearth: it also includes scenes occurring on the battlefield and on shipboard; in churches, hospitals, and prisons; and elsewhere.
Other author Sullivan, Walter, 1924-2006.
Subject Women -- Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources.
ISBN 1879941309 (hardcover : alk. paper)