Amanda Virginia "Tee" Edmonds kept a diary in the years leading up to and covering the Civil War. She lived in Paris, Fauquier, County, Virginia, in an area strategically important to both the Union and Confederate armies. Her brothers rode with the Virginia cavalry as well as Mosby's 43rd Battalion. A new edition of the diary, edited by Lee Lawrence, gives us an intimate, eyewitness account of America's most brutal war.
Please join us for an insider's discussion of Amanda Edmonds and her war experience, including a visit to Belle Grove, the Edmonds's home and a safe house for Mosby's Rangers. Lee will speak about some of the notable passages from the diary, and share photographs from the Edmonds/Chappelear family. She will discuss the fate of some of the Civil War soldiers and cavalrymen mentioned in Amanda's writing.