A Diary from Dixie

Mary CHESNUT (1823 - 1886)

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut moved in elite circles of Southern society and had a keen interest in politics. Her diary is both an important historic document and, due to her sharp wit and often irreverent attitude, a fascinating window into Southern society of the time. This recording is of the first published edition of the diary, edited by Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary and compiled from Mrs. Chesnut's revisions of her original journals. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

Genre(s): Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction by I. Martin and M. Avary Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 01 01 - Ch. I. Charleston, SC Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 02 02 - Ch. II. Montgomery, AL Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 03 03 - Ch. III. Charleston, SC Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 04 04 - Ch. IV. Camden, SC Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 05 05 - Ch. V. Montgomery, AL Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 06 06 - Ch. VI. Charleston, SC Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 07 07 - Ch. VII. Richmond, VA Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 08 08 - Ch. VIII. Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, VA Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 09 09 - Ch. IX. Richmond, VA, Part 1 Laurie Anne Walden
00:31:07
Play 10 10 - Ch. IX. Richmond, VA, Part 2 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 11 11 - Ch. IX. Richmond, VA, Part 3 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 12 12 - Ch. X. Camden, SC Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 13 13 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 1 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 14 14 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 2 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 15 15 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 3 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 16 16 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 4 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 17 17 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 5 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 18 18 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 6 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 19 19 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 7 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 20 20 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 8 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 21 21 - Ch. XI. Columbia, SC, Part 9 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 22 22 - Ch. XII. Flat Rock, NC Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 23 23 - Ch. XIII. Portland, AL Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 24 24 - Ch. XIV. Richmond, VA Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 25 25 - Ch. XV. Camden, SC Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 26 26 - Ch. XVI. Richmond, VA, Part 1 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 27 27 - Ch. XVI. Richmond, VA, Part 2 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 28 28 - Ch. XVI. Richmond, VA, Part 3 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 29 29 - Ch. XVI. Richmond, VA, Part 4 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 30 30 - Ch. XVI. Richmond, VA, Part 5 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 31 31 - Ch. XVII. Camden, SC Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 32 32 - Ch. XVIII. Columbia, SC, Part 1 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 33 33 - Ch. XVIII. Columbia, SC, Part 2 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 34 34 - Ch. XVIII. Columbia, SC, Part 3 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 35 35 - Ch. XIX. Lincolnton, NC, Part 1 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 36 36 - Ch. XIX. Lincolnton, NC, Part 2 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 37 37 - Ch. XX. Chester, SC, Part 1 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 38 38 - Ch. XX. Chester, SC, Part 2 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 39 39 - Ch. XXI. Camden, SC, Part 1 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 40 40 - Ch. XXI. Camden, SC, Part 2 Laurie Anne Walden
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