The volume's dust jacket features the only known likeness of Kate Edmondston,
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)