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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Summary
Allan Gurganus

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Summary

Plot Summary

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, by Allen Gurganus, is the story of Lucy Marsden. She is the widow of the last surviving soldier of the Civil War. This is her story of slavery, the Civil War, family, sharecropping, and the South. The book opens with the death of her husband, Captain Marsden. He had been famous in the area with people coming to interview him and to take pictures. Lucy would prompt him to tell his battle stories for them. Lucy did this for the last thirty years of his life.

This book tells the story of two Civil Wars. The first is the one involving the conflict between the North and the South. Lucy tells the story of the slaves, like Castiglia, the burning of the plantations during Sherman's march, and the surrender at Appomattox. Her husband, Will Marsden, was thirteen years of age when he...

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