Southern women tell how they survived the desperate last days of the Confederacy in the Civil War. Vivid accounts from diaries of plantation mistresses and slave memoirs. Women hid food & heirlooms in wells as Yankees plundered. Sherman’s troops ransacked and burned while women found food for hungry children. Forgotten Civil War recipes: hardtack, oatmeal pie, idiot’s delight cake, Their fortitude and courage shines through their stories.
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Pippa is a history buff, especially for American history. You can often find her reading some obscure, musty journal. Eyewitness accounts are the most interesting sources for her; they contain small details which give a vivid picture. Pippa researched numerous diaries of southern women who wrote of their Civil War experiences. Also slave accounts.