Mary Boykin Chesnut

Mary Boykin Chesnut kept a diary during the Civil War. Events dramatized in this film were extracted straight from her diary. Mary spent time at Kensington Plantation in South Carolina where the story was also reenacted.

The FULL Version and CLIPS from the program are included below.

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The Civil War Begins | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
The Civil War Begins | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 2 - The Civil War Begins Mary's Diary Entry: April 8, 1861 - Mary speaks of the beginning of the Civil War in Charleston. Her husband was the first to make contact with Fort...
Meeting John Darby | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Meeting John Darby | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 3 - Meeting John Darby Mary's Diary Entry: May 25, 1861 - Mary’s interactions with John Darby show the volatility of both sides in the Civil War. Backstory: One New York...
Jefferson Davis | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Jefferson Davis | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 4 - Jefferson Davis Mary's Diary Entry: June 27, 1861 - Jefferson Davis speaks with Mary of the difficulties the war will bring. Backstory: Both North and South offered...
War Hospitals | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
War Hospitals | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 5 - War Hospitals Mary's Diary Entry: Augsut 1861 - Mary speaks of the pain and misery in the war hospitals. Backstory: Disease was the number one killer of soldiers in the...
Supplies and Clothes | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Supplies and Clothes | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 6 - Supplies and Clothes Mary's Diary Entry: August 27, 1861 - Mary reflects on the need for supplies and clothes in the Southern Army. Backstory: Eighty percent of the...
Bails and Customs  | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Bails and Customs | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 7 - Bails and Customs Mary's Diary Entry: March 11, 1861 - Mary remembers the bails and customs that still were in place at the beginning of the war. Backstory: More...
Stories from the War | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Stories from the War | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 8 - Stories from the War Mary's Diary Entries (1862) - Mary relays the story of Willie Taylor who claims he saw an apparition of Albert Rhett, who foretold Willie would die...
Wartime Challenges | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Wartime Challenges | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 9 - Wartime Challenges Mary's Diary Entry: June 24, 1862 - Mary’s diary further explains the challenges of life during wartime. Backstory: During Pickett’s charge at the...
Sherman’s March | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women
Sherman’s March | Idella Bodie's S.C. Women

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Mary Boykin Chesnut, Part 10 - Sherman’s March “I’m going to march to Richmond…and when I go through South Carolina it will be one of the most horrible things in the history of the world. The devil...