Chesnut, Mary Boykin
(b. March 31, 1823; d. November 22, 1886) Author of an important Civil War diary.
Mary Boykin Chesnut penned one of the most significant Civil War diaries ever written. Born to ...
Mary Boykin Chesnut
Born March 31, 1823
Statesburg, South Carolina
Died November 22, 1886
Camden, South Carolina
Civil War diarist
"I have nothing to chronicle but disasters. . . .The reali...
Diarist Mary Boykin Chesnut (1823-1886) captured an intimate view of the political and personal struggles of the Confederate South during the Civil War. Her journal of the war years describes not only...
Mary Boykin Chesnut's Civil War diary is one of the most insightful and well-written accounts of the war and of life in the Confederacy. According to her biographer, Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, Chesnut's te...