Civil War Book Club (Mary Chesnut's Civil War, ed. by C. Vann Woodward)

Mary Chesnut's Civil War

Are you a history buff? Interested in the Civil War?

If so, please join us for our Civil War Book Club on Saturday, February 29 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We will be discussing Mary Chesnut's Civil War edited by C. Vann Woodward.

Mary Chesnut was a Southern-aristocratic daughter of the governor of South Carolina and the wife of Confederate General and aide to President Jefferson Davis, James Chesnut, Jr.

Edited and annotated by C. Vann Woodward, this definitive edition of her journal, one of the best firsthand records of the Confederate experience, captures vividly the war in the Old South, from the first hopeful days to the ruinous end. The book teems with interesting portraits, with reports of battles and balls, and with highly evocative descriptions of everyday scenes that bring the period to life.

Winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in History. 

Sam Wilson, Professor of History at the University of Rio Grande will be the moderator for the discussion.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Library.

If you are interested in attending or would like a copy of the book, please contact Lynn by stopping in at the Library, calling 740.446.7323 x 229, or e-mailing

Light refreshments will be served.


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