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Recollections of 92 Years, 1824-1916
When the indomitable Meriwether was banned from her home by Union soldiers because her husband was a Confederate officer, she spent two years bartering for food and shelter for herself and her three young sons.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Howell Press
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This is a wonderful autobiography of a woman who was married to a Confederate officer during the War Between the States. While pregnant, General Sherman banished her and the wives of all other Confederate officers from the city and she was forced to fend for herself and her children. This is a brilliant bit of Memphis history told in the first person.
This memoir is a picture in the time(s) of Elizabeth Meriwether. Her memory of events seems quite clear and such interesting reflections of her life in the early 1800s through the Civil War and reconstruction period. Very well written and informative!