Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Civil War Sock Knitter
Mary Chesnut knit socks during the
Civil War. She was the wife of General James Chesnut aide to President Jefferson Davis. " I do not know when I have seen a woman without knitting
in her hand. Socks for the soldiers is the cry." Relive the Civil War through
the pages of Mary's diary as her world
crumbles. Known for her Southern hospitality, Mary tried to keep some sense of order in her household in spite of the chaos of the Civil War.