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Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
E487 .M195 1992 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001415579

Rev. ed. of: A diary with reminiscences of the war and refugee life in the Shenandoah Valley, 1860-1865. c1935.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-296) and index.

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McDonald kept a diary at the request of her husband, who wanted a reckoning of his family's life while he was off fighting. There was plenty to relate, since they lived in Winchester, Virginia, which was constantly occupied by troops. Covering both public and private activities, McDonald offers a refreshingly feminine perspective on an age heretofore described primarily by men. After she lost part of the diary while moving, she went back and reconstructed events, aided by an astonishing memory, then copied the entire volume by hand for each of her eight surviving children, so they would have a record of their heritage. This intriguing account of daily life during the chaos of the Civil War is recommended for all libraries on the basis of its unique historical content.-- Belinda J. Pugh, Kings Bay Base Lib., Ga. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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