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 regiment had 30 school teachers serving. An estimated 300 women disguised themselves as men and fought in battle.

 

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