First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War

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Abbrevations
ALWilliam Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
BRBeauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library
DUWilliam R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
GHSGeorgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia
HLThe Huntington Library, San Marino, California
IULilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington
JDJefferson Davis
JD PapersPapers of Jefferson Davis, 11 vols. (Houston: Rice University, 1971-)
JEDJoseph E. Davis
Johnston PapersA. S. Johnston and W P. Johnston Papers, Mrs. Mason Barrett Collection, Tulane Libraries, Tulane University, New Orleans
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, D.C.
MBCMary Boykin Chesnut
MCMuseum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia
MemoirVarina Davis, Jefferson Davis, Ex-President of the Confederate States of America: A Memoir, by His Wife, 2 vols. (New York: Belford Co., 1890)
MSArchives of the State of Mississippi, Jackson
NANational Archives, Washington, D.C.
ORThe War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1897)
RURice University, Houston
TLTulane Libraries, Tulane University, New Orleans
TUSpecial Collections, Transylvania University Library, Lexington, Kentucky
UGAThe Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia, Athens
UMNed R. McWherter Library, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
UNCSouthern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
USCSouth Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia
UVAAlderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
VCVirginia Clay
VHDVarina Howell Davis
VHSVirginia Historical Society, Richmond
WDVarina Anne (“Winnie”) Davis

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: Half Breed 9
  • 2: This Mr. Davis 31
  • 3: Flattered and Courted 54
  • 4: First Lady 80
  • 5: No Matter What Danger There Was 107
  • 6: Holocausts of Herself 128
  • 7: Run with the Rest 152
  • 8: Threadbare Great Folks 171
  • 9: Topic of the Day 190
  • 10: Crowd of Sorrows 209
  • 11: Fascinating Failures 227
  • 12: The Girdled Tree 245
  • 13: Delectable City 264
  • 14: Like Martha 283
  • 15: At Peace 306
  • Abbrevations 314
  • Notes 315
  • A Note on Sources 393
  • Acknowledgments 395
  • Index 397
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