Media Type:eBook
Genre(s):Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher:Public Domain
Page Count:474


“A Diary From Dixie” is Mary Boykin Chesnut’s celebrated firsthand account of life in the Confederate South during the Civil War years of 1861-1865. Chesnut, the wife of a Confederate Senator and Brigadier General described the life of an upper-class planter society confronting the encroaching realities of the end of slavery and her peers’ way of life. Full of important personages and eminently readable, the Diary was quoted extensively in Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” documentary and has been described as the most important work by a Confederate author.