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Advance and Retreat by J. B. Hood
After the War: The Lives and Images of Major Civil War Figures After the Shooting Stopped by David Hardin
Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference by Webb Garrison
April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.) by Jay Winik
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
The Confederate Nation 1861-1865 by Emory M. Thomas
Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front by Steven A. Channing
A Diary From Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut
House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War by Stephen Berry
Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour by William C. Davis
Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run by John L. Papanek
Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Biography by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Chesnut
Mary Chesnut's Illustrated Diary: Mulberry Edition by Mary Boykin Chesnut
Mary's World: Love, War, and Family Ties in Nineteenth-century Charleston by Richard N. Côté
Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust
Murdering Mr. Lincoln: A New Detection of the 19th Century's Most Famous Crime by Charles Highamas Mrs. Mary Chesnut
The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath by Richard W. Murphy
The Private Mary Chesnut: The Unpublished Civil War Diaries by Mary Boykin Chesnut
The rhetoric of rebel women : Civil War diaries and Confederate persuasion by Kimberly Harrison
A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War (Young Readers' History of the Civil War) by Ina Chang
Sherman's March by Burke Davis
Shrouds of Glory - From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War by Winston Groom
Spies, Scouts, and Raiders: Irregular Operations by William C. Davis
The Struggle for Tennessee: Tupelo to Stones River by James H. Street
War on the Mississippi: Grant's Vicksburg Campaign by Jerry Korn
Women in the Civil War by Mary Elizabeth Massey

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Recommendations

  1. Decoying the Yanks: Jackson's Valley Campaign by Champ Clark (1984)
  2. Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears (1983)
  3. An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government by William C. Davis (2001)
  4. The life of Johnny Reb, the common soldier of the Confederacy by Bell Irvin Wiley (1943)
  5. Sarah Morgan : the Civil War diary of a southern woman by Charles East (1991)
  6. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson (1988)
  7. To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign by Stephen W. Sears (1992)
  8. Co. Aytch : a side show of the big show by Samuel R. Watkins (1962)
  9. The lost cause by E. A. Pollard (1866)
  10. The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth by Peter Cozzens (1997)
  11. George B. McClellan: The Young Napoleon by Stephen W. Sears (1988)
  12. Jefferson Davis, American by William J. Cooper (2000)
  13. Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas by John J. Hennessy (1993)
  14. The Confederate War: How Popular Will, Nationalism and Military Strategy Could Not Stave Off Defeat by Gary W. Gallagher (1997)
  15. The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote (1962)

Character description

Mary B. Chesnut (1823-1886) was a South Carolina plantation owner who became famous for the diary she kept during the U.S. Civil War. She carefully edited it before its publication in 1905.

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