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Charles Dahlgren of Natchez: The Civil War and Dynastic Decline

by Gower, Herschel
Publisher: Bassey's
Retail Price: $26.95 hardcover
Issue: Spring 2002
ISBN: 1574883941

The author uses extensive research in diaries, memoirs, and papers to convey the story of the daily life of a cotton planter and slave owner in Mississippi and Louisiana through the lens of Charles Dahlgren, a native Pennsylvanian. Dahlgren fought for the South during the war despite his northern roots.

review of Charles Dahlgren of Natchez: The Civil War and Dynastic Decline, by Gower, Herschel, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2002).