Impressions In Ink read and reviewed Sarah Morgan:  The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman edited by Charles East for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

The first entry is January 10, 1862. The previous year had held not just the beginnings of the war, but the deaths of her 2 closest family members.
The journal has its moments when Sarah is full of all the angst and drama of a young woman her age. For the most part the journal is a first hand serious look at how a Southern civilian felt and lived during the Civil War.
The term “The Yankee’s are coming!” is not just a cliche that has been used in movies, but was a real statement that was used.
Sarah and her family would flee the approaching army of Union soldiers taking only what they could carry, when they were able to return home they would find their homes in complete disarray. Clothing, letters, books, food, and any other object whether personal or not, was stolen and or destroyed.

Read the full review.

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