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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1823/03/31 Mary Boykin Miller is born at Pleasant Hill Plantation in Stateburg, South Carolina, the eldest child of Mary Boykin and Senator Stephen Decatur Miller. Born Stateburg South Carolina
1836/00/00 At the age of about 13, Mary Boykin Miller is sent to Madame Talvande's French School for Young Ladies, a boarding school in Charleston. Education Sword Gate Houses Charleston, SC
1840/04/23 Mary Boykin Miller marries James Chesnut Jr. At first, the couple lives with his parents and sisters at Mulberry plantation near Camden, South Carolina. Home Mulberry Plantation (Chesnut House) Camden, SC
1860/11/08 On the train, just before we reached Fernandina, a woman called out: "That settles the hash." Tanny touched me on the shoulder and said: "Lincoln's elected." "How do you know?" "The man over there has a telegram." - MBC Life Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Fernandina Beach, FL Florida Election of President Abraham Lincoln
1860/11/08 At Fernandina I saw young men running up a Palmetto flag, and shouting a little prematurely, "South Carolina has seceded!" I was overjoyed to find Florida so sympathetic.... - MBC Life Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Fernandina Beach Historic District Fernandina Beach, FL
1861/05/13 We have been down from Montgomery on the boat to that God-forsaken landing, Portland, Ala. Found everybody drunk - that is, the three men who were there. - MBC, Portland Public Use Area is on Cnty Rd 225, north of Hwy 41. Family Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Elm Bluff, AL Alabama
1861/07/06 Mr Brewster came here with us. The cars were jammed with soldiers to the muzzle. They were very polite and considerate, and we had an agreeable journey, in spite of heat, dust, and crowd. Rev Robert Barnwell was with us. - MBC Life Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Warrenton, VA Virginia
1861/07/06 Mr Brewster came here with us. The cars were jammed with soldiers to the muzzle. They were very polite and considerate, and we had an agreeable journey, in spite of heat, dust and crowd. Rev Robert Barnwell was with us. - MBC Guest Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Fauquier Springs Country Club Warrenton, VA
1864/07/25 Now we are in a cottage rented from Doctor Chisolm.... We moved into this house on the 20th of July. My husband was telegraphed to go to Charleston. General Jones sent for him. A part of his command is on the coast. - MBC Home Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Chesnut Cottage Columbia, SC
1864/10/05 Mrs Preston sent a boned turkey stuffed with truffles, stuffed tomatoes, and stuffed peppers. Each made a dish as pretty as it was appetizing. - MBC Guest Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Chesnut Cottage Columbia, SC Truffle
1864/10/05 Mrs Preston sent a boned turkey stuffed with truffles, stuffed tomatoes, and stuffed peppers. Each made a dish as pretty as it was appetizing. - MBC Guest Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Chesnut Cottage Columbia, SC Turkey
1865/02/00 On the train from Charlotte a soldier offers MBC hard tack biscuits and, with an ingratiating smile explains, "Please take these two, swap with me, give me something softer that I can eat, I am very weak still". Life Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Hardtack
1865/02/25 The Pfeifers, who live opposite us here, are descendants of those Pfeifers who came South with Mr Chesnut's ancestors after the Fort Duquesne disaster. They have now, therefore, been driven out of their Eden, the valley of Virginia, a second time. - MBC Visitor Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Lincolnton, NC North Carolina
1865/03/21 My husband was at the Chester station with a carriage. We drove at once to Mrs Da Vega's. Guest Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Chester, SC South Carolina
1865/04/22 Col Cadwallader Jones came with a despatch, a sealed secret despatch. It was for General Chesnut. I opened it. Lincoln, old Abe Lincoln, has been killed, murdered, and Seward wounded! Why? By whom? It is simply maddening, all this. Life Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1886/11/22 Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut dies at home in Camden. She is buried at the Knights Hill Cemetery in Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina. Died Mulberry Plantation (Chesnut House) Camden, SC
1905/03/00 A DIARY FROM DIXIE, as written by MARY BOYKIN CHESNUT, wife of James Chesnut Jr, US Senator from South Carolina, Edited by Isabella D Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary, is published by NEW YORK D APPLETON AND COMPANY 1906 Author Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book)
1981/00/00 "Mary Chesnut's Civil War" by Mary Boykin Chesnut is published by Yale University Press. Author Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book)
1982/04/00 Mary Boykin Chesnut is awarded a Pulitzer Prize for "Mary Chesnut's Civil War". Author Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book)

1 Creative Work by Mary Boykin Chesnut »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Author Diary 1905/03/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Biographies, Histories and Verfabulas
  • Pulitzer Prize for History

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