From the Revolutionary War through modern times, the programs are a testament of the bravery and sacrifices of women who risked their own lives to help our state. The Civil War was a cruel war tearing families apart by their belief in the Union or Secession. From 1861-1865, Mary recorded her experiences journaling every day. Her compiled writings became "A Diary from Dixie." The drama was taped on location with historical costumes and artifacts.