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When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson (Dear America)
When Will This Cruel War Be Over The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson - Dear America
Author: Barry Denenberg
ISBN-13: 9780590228626
ISBN-10: 0590228625
Publication Date: 9/1/1996
Pages: 160
Rating:
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3.8 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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A Confederate girl growing up in the South during the Civil War reveals the hardships of southern life as the war tore her family and the nation apart.
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Wednesday, November 23, 1864
Sometimes I try to remember what our lives udes to be like, but it has been so long I have difficulty conjuring up the images. I can, at times, picture the house when it was alive and full of activity.
This is a fictional journal of the life of a young girl during the Civil War.
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Wednesday, November 23, 1864
Sometimes I try to remember what our lives used to be like, but it has been so long I have difficulty conjuring up the images. I can, at times, picture the house when it was alive and full of activity-everyone getting ready for a carriage ride into town or perhaps an excursion into the countryside. Mother giving the servants last minute instructions, Father and Brother Cole seeing to the bags, and me sitting at my vanity for what I am sure must have seemed like endless house...Those days are gone forever-I am no longer young.
At times I feel like I am a thousand years old-that is waht this cruel war has done to me.
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