Diary of a Southern Refugee, During the War, by a lady of Virginia.

New York: E. J. Hale & Son, 1868. Second edition (first published the previous year). 12vo. 360 pp. Howes M-107. McGuire (18130-1897), fled Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband in 1861, eventually settling in Richmond for the duration of the conflict. "The diary clearly shows the upheavals and hardships war caused for elite families. She describes the scarcity of housing, food, and clothing ... in particular she notes the toll the war took on women, who were often left without financial support as widows, orphans, and refugees" ("Women in the American Civil War," I, p. 387). Nevins II, p. 196: "Detailed on conditions in Richmond, where the writer served for a time as a clerk in the commissary department." In Tall Cotton 120. Coulter 310. Not in Nicholson. South to Posterity, p. 221. Very good. Original brown patterned cloth, nicely rebacked, with the original spine laid down. (9944). Item #63619

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