The Unfortunate Elite: Southern Women and Their Accounts of Sherman’s Army
AbstractThis essay considers the actions of Union soldiers during their March to the Sea and through the Carolinas under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman. It does so this through the lens of personal diaries kept by southern women who experienced the March first or second-hand. This essay argues that the elite women of the south did not experience conditions as harsh as they described, and that their accounts amount to a misrepresentation of the experiences of most southerners during the March.
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