Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War
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Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War is an annotated and edited diary of Judith Brockenbrough McGuire who was a notable Essex County, Virginia, resident.  Her vivid account of life during the Civil War now includes vital details not given in the original text.

Nelson D. Lankford, editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, said, “Long valued by students of the Civil War, Judith McGuire’s vivid account suffered from inadequate context—until now. At the hands of a master chronicler of war, we can now read McGuire with fresh eyes and relive with her the hopes, tribulations, despondency, and endurance of a singular Southern woman.”

McGuire moved to Tappahannock, Virginia, after the war and operated a girls school from 1865 to 1875 in the Brockenbrough House, almost 50 years before the Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia established St. Margaret’s School. McGuire’s husband, Rev. John Peyton McGuire, was a noted Episcopalian minister and known as the "Apostle to the Rappahannock." 

The author Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr. is a noted scholar on the American Civil War and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech. Robertson is the founding executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies research and education center.  He is considered the preeminent scholar on Confederate Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Robertson was the Chief Historical Consultant in the 2003 Warner Brothers film Gods and Generals, which prominently features Stonewall Jackson. Robertson is also a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of the Confederacy inRichmond, Virginia.

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  • Manufacturer: University of Kentucky Press
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Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War

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