Nashville, Tennessee

Anna Dickinson

in A Tour of Reconstruction

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134246
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135946 | DOI:
Nashville, Tennessee

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Dickinson begins the next letter in this book in Charleston, South Carolina. Her descriptions of the city's buildings, streets, prisons, and churches are particularly valuable. She took an extended tour of Fort Sumter and the site of Battery Wagner, which prompted an extended discussion of Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment. From Charleston Dickinson went to Savannah, Georgia, another city that she describes in great detail. In Savannah Dickinson included an extended description of her visit to an African American church. She also had an entertaining spat with a white woman when she insulted Robert E. Lee. Dickinson and Bernard then doubled back to South Carolina, where they visited Columbia and spent time with Governor Daniel Chamberlain and his wife. They then traveled to Macon, Georgia. The letter concludes with a visit to Andersonville Prison, and another powerful description from Dickinson.

Keywords: Daniel Chamberlain; southern women; Andersonville Prison; Fort Sumter; African American religion

Chapter.  9889 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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