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Sarah's Civil War: The Edited Diary, 1859-1865, of Sarah Lois Wadley

The diary of the eldest daughter of William Morrill Wadley, first head of the Confederate railroads and president of the Central of Georgia RR after the Civil War.


Their Georgia family spent the War first in Vicksburg, then near Monroe in Louisiana. Both spirited and prim, Sarah records political and war events, landscape, family doings, domestic and education arrangements, religious strivings, reading and socializing, the slaves and travelers in their purview, and much more. The afterword is the editor's "Reaction of a Descendant."