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By Kate Stone,John Q. Anderson,Drew Gilpin Faust

This magazine documents the Civil warfare stories of a delicate, well-educated, younger southern girl. Kate Stone was once twenty while the battle all started, dwelling together with her widowed mom, 5 brothers, and more youthful sister at Brokenburn, their plantation domestic in northeastern Louisiana. whilst furnish moved opposed to Vicksburg, the kinfolk fled earlier than the invading armies, finally came upon shelter in Texas, and eventually again to a devastated domestic. Kate begun her magazine in might, 1861, and made ordinary entries as much as November, 1865. She integrated briefer sketches in 1867 and 1868. In chronicling her daily actions, Kate finds a lot a couple of lifestyle that's not more: books learn, plantation administration and vegetation, keeping slaves within the antebellum interval, the perspective and behavior of slaves through the battle, the destiny of refugees, and civilian morale. with no pretense and with virtually photographic readability, she portrays the South in the course of its darkest hours.

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