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From the Pen of a She-Rebel: The Civil War Dairy of Emilie Riley McKinley

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SHORTLY AFTER SHE BEGAN her diary, Emilie Riley McKinley penned an entry to record the day she believed to be the saddest of her life. The date was July 4, 1863, and Federal troops had captured the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. A teacher on a plantation near the city under siege, McKinley shared with others in her rural community an unwavering allegiance to the Confederate cause. What she did not share with her. Southern neighbors was her background: Emilie McKinley was a Yankee. McKinley's account, revealed through ...

From the Pen of a She-Rebel: The Civil War Dairy of Emilie Riley McKinley 2001, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9781570033568

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