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Document Details


Title: Diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut, April, 1865
Document type: Diary
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/cwld/documentidx.pl?aspdocid=S892-D037
Original Language: English
Time span: 1865
Speaker: Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 31-Mar-1823
Speaker place of birth: Pleasant Hill, SC; South Carolina; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military wife; Politician's wife; Writer
Age at speaking: 42
Document location: Chester, SC
Document date: 05-Apr-1865
Historical events discussed: Abraham Lincoln Assassinated, Washington, DC, April 14, 1865; Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House, VA, April 9, 1865; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Abraham Lincoln Assassinated, Washington, DC, April 14, 1865; Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House, VA, April 9, 1865; U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865
Topics discussed - Other terms: Agriculture; Domestic life; Entertainment and recreation; Generals; Military; Military defeats; Property loss; Slaves; Social calls; Surrenders
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S892-D037-387