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The Resource A Union woman in Civil War Kentucky : the diary of Frances Peter, edited by John David Smith and William Cooper, Jr

A Union woman in Civil War Kentucky : the diary of Frances Peter, edited by John David Smith and William Cooper, Jr

Label
A Union woman in Civil War Kentucky : the diary of Frances Peter
Title
A Union woman in Civil War Kentucky
Title remainder
the diary of Frances Peter
Statement of responsibility
edited by John David Smith and William Cooper, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Frances Peter was one of the eleven children of Dr. Robert Peter, a surgeon for the Union army. The Peter family lived on Gratz Park near downtown Lexington, where nineteen-year-old Frances began recording her impressions of the Civil War. Because of illness, she did not often venture outside her home but was able to gather a remarkable amount of information from friends, neighbors, and newspapers." "Peter's diary chronicles Kentucky's invasion by Confederates under Gen. Braxton Bragg in 1862, Lexington's month-long occupation by Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, and changes in attitude among the slave population following the Emancipation Proclamation. As troops from both North and South took turns holding the city, she repeatedly emphasized the rightness of the Union cause and minced no words in expressing her disdain for the hated "secesh."" "Her writings articulate many concerns common to Kentucky Unionists. Though she was an ardent supporter of the war against the Confederacy, Peter also worried that Lincoln's use of authority exceeded his constitutional rights. Her own attitudes toward blacks were ambiguous, as was the case with many people in that time." "Peter's descriptions of daily events in an occupied city provide valuable insights and a unique feminine perspective on an underappreciated aspect of the war. Until her death by epileptic seizure in August 1864, Peter conscientiously recorded the position and deportment of both Union and Confederate soldiers, incidents at the military hospitals, and stories from the countryside. Her account of a torn and divided region is a window to the war through the gaze of a young woman of intelligence and substance."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1843-1864
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peter, Frances Dallam
Dewey number
  • 976.9/4703/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E601
LC item number
.P48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1933-
  • 1843-1864
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, John David
  • Cooper, William
  • Peter, Frances Dallam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Peter, Frances Dallam
  • United States
  • Kentucky
  • Lexington (Ky.)
Label
A Union woman in Civil War Kentucky : the diary of Frances Peter, edited by John David Smith and William Cooper, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Window on the war. c1976
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41185006
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780813121444
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99023203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A Union woman in Civil War Kentucky : the diary of Frances Peter, edited by John David Smith and William Cooper, Jr
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: Window on the war. c1976
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41185006
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780813121444
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99023203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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