Where to Learn More

Bowdoin College Library. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Collection. [Online] http://www.bowdoin.edu/dept/library/arch/manscrpt/jlcg.htm (accessed on October 9, 1999).

Chamberlain, Joshua L. The Passing of the Armies. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1915. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.

Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence. Bayonet! Forward!: My Civil War Reminiscences. Gettysburg, PA: S. Clark Military Books, 1994.

The Joshua Chamberlain Home Page. [Online] http://maineiac.freeservers. com/jlc/ (accessed on October 9, 1999).

Longacre, Edward. Joshua Chamberlain: The Soldier and the Man. Con-shohocken, PA: Combined Publishing, 1999.

Official Home Page of Joshua L. Chamberlain. [Online] http://www. joshuachamberlain.com/ (accessed on October 9, 1999).

Pejepscot Historical Society. Joshua L. Chamberlain Area. [Online] http://www.curtislibrary.com/chamberlain/htm (accessed on October 9, 1999).

Perry, Mark. Conceived in Liberty: Joshua Chamberlain, William Oates, and the American Civil War. New York: Viking Press, 1997.

Pullen, John J. Joshua Chamberlain: A Hero's Life and Legacy. Mechanics-burg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999.

Soul of the Lion: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. [Online] http:// world.std.com/~khebert/ (accessed on October 9, 1999).

Trulock, Alice Rains. In the Hands of Providence: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the American Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Wallace, Willard M. Soul of the Lion: A Biography of General Joshua L. Chamberlain. New York: T. Nelson, 1960.

Mary Boykin Chesnut

Born March 31, 1823 Statesburg, South Carolina Died November 22, 1886 Camden, South Carolina

Civil War diarist

Born March 31, 1823 Statesburg, South Carolina Died November 22, 1886 Camden, South Carolina

Civil War diarist

Thousands of Americans recorded their thoughts and experiences during the Civil War period in diaries and journals. Since that time, many of these diaries have been studied by historians, and some of them have been published in book form. The most famous diary of the Civil War was written by Mary Boykin Chesnut. Chesnut was a well-educated woman from a wealthy and influential Southern family. She married James Chesnut Jr., who became a U.S. senator from South Carolina shortly before the start of the Civil War. Thanks to her political connections and her skills as an observer and writer, Chesnut was able to provide an inside view of the Confederacy for future generations to read and study.

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