The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diaries Of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865
- Biographies & Memoirs, Civil War
The Civil War through a boy’s eyes
A young man born to a wealthy slaveholding family in Macon, Georgia, 12-year-old LeRoy Gresham began keeping a journal just before secession and the Civil War. As a child, Gresham had suffered a horrific leg and back injury that left him an invalid, but he continued to write until both the war and his life ended in 1865. His unique view of a waning age is published here for the first time.
Taking in the world from his bed and a small wagon pulled by a slave his own age, Gresham immersed himself in newspapers, books, and conversation. Little escaped his pen, from politics to the course of the war to human bondage and his family’s fortunes.
Here is a rare and moving account of a privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world.
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|Release Date:||June 15, 2018|