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Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Edmund L. Drago


This book tells a story of white children and their families in the most militant Southern state in the United States (the state where the Civil War erupted). Drawing on a rich array of sources, many of them formerly untapped, the book shows how the War transformed the domestic world of the white South. Households were devastated by disease, death, and deprivation. Young people took up arms like adults, often with tragic results. Thousands of fathers and brothers died in battle; many returned home with grave physical and psychological wounds. Widows and orphans often had to fend for themselves ... More

Keywords: white children, South Carolina, Civil War, disease, death, deprivation, physical wounds, psychological wounds, widows, orphans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229376
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229376.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edmund L. Drago, author
Department of History, College of Charleston