Jefferson Davis

Mary Chesnut Sits With Jefferson Davis.

by Daniel Russ on June 1, 2014

    Mary Chesnut was a southern aristocratic author who kept an amazing diary during the build up to the war, during the war and during the denouement. This week we have been taking select quotes from this masterpiece and sharing them.   He tells us that Lincoln is a humorist. Lincoln sees the fun […]



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    Mary Chesnut was a southern white aristocratic writer who kept a copious diary during the American Civil War.I have been sharing excerpts from this historical treasure all week. Went up to my old house…The Trapiers live there now. And in those drawing rooms where the children played “Puss ‘N Boots” where we have […]