By Vicki Adams Tongate
Lucy Pier Stevens, a twenty-one-year-old girl from Ohio, all started a trip to her aunt's kinfolk close to Bellville, Texas, on Christmas Day, 1859. Little did she understand how tremendously her existence might swap on April four, 1861, whilst the outbreak of the Civil battle made returning domestic most unlikely. Stranded in enemy territory in the course of the struggle, how may she reconcile her Northern upbringing with the Southern sentiments surrounding her?
Lucy Stevens's diary—one of few women's diaries from Civil War–era Texas and the single one written by means of a Northerner—offers a different point of view on lifestyle on the fringes of America's bloodiest clash. An articulate, knowledgeable, and prepared observer, Stevens took notice of probably everything—the climate, health problems, meals shortages, events, church attendance, chores, faculties, childbirth, dying, the family's slaves, and political and armed forces information. As she confided her inner most innovations to her magazine, she unwittingly published how her love for her Texas relations and the accomplice soldier boys she got here to deal with blurred her loyalties, at the same time she endured to lengthy for her domestic in Ohio. exhibiting how the binds of background, kinship, friendship, and group transcended the sharpest department in US heritage, this infrequent diary and Vicki Adams Tongate's insightful ancient observation on it offer a trove of data on women's background, Texas background, and Civil warfare history.
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Another Year Finds Me in Texas: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Pier Stevens by Vicki Adams Tongate