More About Mary Chesnut

Mary Chesnut's Civil War
C. Vann Woodward, editor, Yale University Press

A Diary From Dixie, Mary Boykin Chesnut
Ben Ames Williams, editor, various reprints.

Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Biography
Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, editor, Louisiana State University Press

The Private Mary Chesnut:The Unpublished Civil War Diaries
C. Vann Woodward and Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, editors, Oxford University Press

Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Confederate Woman's Life
Mary A. DeCredico, Madison House

In Joy and in Sorrow: Women, Family and Marriage in the Victorian South, 1830-1900
Carol Bleser, editor, Oxford University Press

The War the Women Lived: Female Voices From the Confederate South
Walter Sullivan, editor, J.S. Sanders & Co.

Other Women's Civil War Diaries

A Woman's Civil War: A Diary With Reminiscences of the War From March 1862
Cornelia Peake McDonald and Minrose C. Gwin, editors, University of Wisconsin Press

The Civil War Diary of Sarah Morgan
Charles East, editor, University of Georgia Press

When the World Ended: The Diary of Emma LeConte
Earl S. Miers, editor, University of Nebraska Press

The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866
John F. Marszalek, editor, Louisiana State University Press

The Civil War Diary of Clara Solomon: Growing Up in New Orleans 1861-1862
Elliott Ashkenazi, editor, Louisiana State University Press

Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War, by a Lady of Virginia
Judith W. McGuire, University of Nebraska Press

A Very Violent Rebel: The Civil War Diary of Ellen Renshaw House
Daniel E. Sutherland, editor, University of Tennessee Press

Duke University's Special Collections Library features a special collection of diaries and other papers of Civil War-era women, including Alice Williamson. The online archive collections may be viewed at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Documenting the American South electronic collection includes a project called the Southern Homefront 1861-1865. The project examines non-military life in the South during the war. Diaries and other documents are available at

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