The volume's dust jacket features the only known likeness of Kate Edmondston, which was
Edited by Beth G. Crabtree and James W. Patton
Catherine Edmondston was the wife of a prominent planter
in Halifax Co., N.C. An avid reader of newspapers, she
commented extensively on the Civil War. Her diary reveals
family, class, and sectional ties, while providing an intimate
glimpse of plantation life, women’s responsibilities, and
home-front conditions during the war. Kate described herself
as a diehard “secesh lady” and was uncompromisingly
prosouthern in her loyalties.
Hardbound. Pp. xxxviii, 850. Illus. Index. (4th printing, 1999) (s)
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