Mama, I Am Yet Still Alive

A Composite Diary of 1863 in the Confederacy

by Editor Jeff Toalson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/18/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9781469753171
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9781469753164

About the Book

Civil War studies normally focus on military battles, campaigns, generals and politicians, with the common Confederate soldiers and Southern civilians receiving only token mention. Using personal accounts from more than two hundred forty soldiers, farmers, clerks, nurses, sailors, farm girls, merchants, surgeons, chaplains and wives, author Jeff Toalson has created a compilation that is remarkable in its simplicity and stunning in its scope.

These soldiers and civilians wrote remarkable letters and kept astonishing diaries and journals. They discuss disease, slavery, inflation, religion, desertion, blockade running, and their never-ending hope that the war would end before their loved ones died. A major portion of these documents were unpublished and were made available by the Brewer Library of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

With this, his third significant contribution to Civil War literature, Jeff Toalson joins the select company of Thomas W. Cutrer and Bell I. Wiley as historians who have devoted their body of work to preserving the ‘voices’ of common Confederate soldiers and civilians.

About the Author

Missouri native Jeff Toalson earned a BS in business management from Missouri State University. He is the author of numerous works on the Civil War. Toalson lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his wife, Jan.