The Last Silk Dress - Part 3, April 5, 1862: Chapters 16-23 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, April 5, 1862: Chapters 16-23 Summary

In Chapter 16, after church, Susan joins most of the other churchgoers in bringing food to the train depot to feed the soldiers passing through the area. It is a long and exhausting day, leaving most of the families in Richmond without much food in their larders. Later in the day, Susan is honored when the Washington Artillery of New Orleans marches past her house to thank her for the flag she made that they carry into battle.

In Chapter 17, food has grown scarce in Richmond because of the set prices the local government has set, causing most farmers and fishermen to refuse to sell their food in the city. Just as Susan and her household are beginning to feel the effects of the lack of food, Lucien begins sending baskets of food to them. Charlotte, however, refuses...

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