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United States History

2013

Hollins University

Giles County Virginia

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The Civil War In Southwest Virginia, Darlene Richardson Jan 2013

The Civil War In Southwest Virginia, Darlene Richardson

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Ellen Adair was a sweet, somewhat silly 17-year-old and well into her second year at Hollins Institute when one day in January 1863, with the Civil War showing no sign of ending anytime soon, her father unexpectedly showed up to take her home. Ellen’s idyllic days as a Hollins student were ending, and fate held cards it had yet to show. Diary entries from the period show the impact of war on a formerly quiet part of the state.