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Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War, by a Lady of Virginia
by Judith W. McGuire and Jean V. Berlin


Overview - Literate and newsy, shrewdly detailed, and extremely moving, Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War is one of the best civilian records of the Civil War. Judith McGuire, the wife of an Episcopal minister, follows the newspapers assiduously, taking heart from good reports out of Bull Run and Shiloh and fighting despair when the tide turns against the Rebels.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Literate and newsy, shrewdly detailed, and extremely moving, Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War is one of the best civilian records of the Civil War. Judith McGuire, the wife of an Episcopal minister, follows the newspapers assiduously, taking heart from good reports out of Bull Run and Shiloh and fighting despair when the tide turns against the Rebels. She sews for the soldiers, nurses them in hospitals, and notes the deaths of friends in battle: "Thus we bury, one by one, the dearest, the brightest". Steeling herself, she sees humor in desperate situations. McGuire shares common hardships, struggling to obtain food and lodging, but her position permits a glimpse of wartime Richmond society and meetings with General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee. Always up and doing, scorning slackers and defeatists, she confides to her diary on a dark day, "I wish I could sleep until the war is over".

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803282230
  • ISBN-10: 0803282230
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publish Date: January 1995
  • Page Count: 355
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.34 x 0.87 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 pounds


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