Mary Chesnut's Scrapbook | Walter Edgar's Journal

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Dr. Julia Stern discusses writing her book Mary Chesnut’s Civil War Epic, and recounts meeting the descendants of Mary Chesnut, along with seeing Chesnut’s personal photo album, containing photos of prominent Civil War figures. One of the people discovered in Chesnut’s scrapbook is one of her slaves, named Molly.  Dr. Stern gives insight about who Molly was, and the important role she played in Mary Chesnut’s life.