Author Archives: Meg Thompson
On November 15 1864, Sherman began marching south, dividing his army into two wings. On November 22, a large (4,500) group of Confederate soldiers under General Pleasant J. Phillips met part (1,500) of the right wing of Sherman’s troops, commanded … Continue reading
You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, … Continue reading
Like so many, I have been captivated by the mournfully lovely tune “Ashokan Farewell.” I am sure most of us first heard it when we were watching Ken Burns’s The Civil War, and wondered about it. I knew I had … Continue reading
To those of us who love roses, and who love the Civil War, growing a Mr. Lincoln rose is a natural. Mr. Lincoln (Rosa ‘Mr. Lincoln’) is one of the loveliest, deliciously fragrant red roses ever bred–a proud rose with … Continue reading
March 4th.–The President very quietly rode down to the Capitol in his own carriage, by himself, on a sharp trot, about noon, either because he wish’d to be on hand to sign bills, or to get rid of marching … Continue reading
Pick #5 In the Top Ten: Mary Chesnut’s Civil War/Diary from Dixie, edited by C. Vann Woodward/ Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary.
There is absolutely no doubt that this book, whichever version you choose, should be on every Civil War bookshelf. It is Gone With the Wind writ true, and its cast of “characters” includes just about everybody who was anybody in … Continue reading