Mary Boykin Chesnut


Born
in Stateburg, South Carolina, The United States
March 31, 1823

Died
November 22, 1886

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Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut

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Mary Chesnut: A Diary From ...

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The Private Mary Chestnut

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Two Novels: The Captain and...

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“I think incompatibility of temper began when it was made plain to us that we get all the opprobrium of slavery while they, with their tariff, get the money there is in it.”
Mary Boykin Chesnut, Mary Chesnut: A Diary From Dixie

“We try our soldiers to see if they are hot enough before we enlist them. If, when water is thrown on them they do not sizz, they won’t do; their patriotism is too cool.”
Mary Boykin Chesnut, Mary Chesnut's Diary

“Old Colonel Chesnut came for us. When the train stopped, Quashie, shiny black, was seen on his box, as glossy and perfect in his way as his blooded bays, but the old colonel would stop and pick up the dirtiest little Negro I ever saw who was crying by the roadside. This ragged little black urchin was made to climb up and sit beside Quash. It spoilt the symmetry of the turn-out, but it was a character touch, and the old gentleman knows no law but his own will. He had a biscuit in his pocket which he gave this sniffling little Negro, who proved to be his man Scip’s son. I”
Mary Boykin Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie

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