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A Diary from Dixie

Mary Chesnut

This is the original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chesnut, Jr., who was an aide to President Jefferson Davis. It is a fascinating narrative of all the years of the American Civil War. It focuses on the daily lives and hardships of all who suffered through the war, from ordinary people to the Confederacy's generals and political elite. Mary Chesnut's prose has lost none of its provocative bite through the ages: "I think incompatibility of temper began when it was made plain to us that we get all the opprobrium of slavery while they, with their tariff, get the money there is in it." Nor any of its ironic sense of humor: "We try our soldiers to see if they are hot enough before we enlist them. If, when water is thrown on them they do not sizzle, they won’t do; their patriotism is too cool."

This is the original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chesnut, Jr., who was an aide to President Jefferson Davis. It is a fascinating narrative of all the years of the American Civil War. It focuses on the daily lives and hardships of all who suffered through the war, from ordinary people to the Confederacy's generals and political elite. Mary Chesnut's prose has lost none of its provocative bite through the ages: "I think incompatibility of temper began when it was made plain to us that we get all the opprobrium of slavery while they, with their tariff, get the money there is in it." Nor any of its ironic sense of humor: "We try our soldiers to see if they are hot enough before we enlist them. If, when water is thrown on them they do not sizzle, they won’t do; their patriotism is too cool."
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

This is the original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chesnut, Jr., who was an aide to President Jefferson Davis. It is a fascinating narrative of all the years of the American Civil War. It focuses on the daily lives and hardships of all who suffered through the war, from ordinary people to the Confederacy's generals and political elite. Mary Chesnut's prose has lost none of its provocative bite through the ages: "I think incompatibility of temper began when it was made plain to us that we get all the opprobrium of slavery while they, with their tariff, get the money there is in it." Nor any of its ironic sense of humor: "We try our soldiers to see if they are hot enough before we enlist them. If, when water is thrown on them they do not sizzle, they won’t do; their patriotism is too cool."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Bake

Length:

14h 27m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

44:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

27:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:33