Mary Boykin Chesnut

Mary Boykin Chesnut bio

Birth Name: Mary Boykin Chesnut

Occupation: Memoirist

Place Of Birth: South Carolina

Date Of Birth: March 31, 1823

Date Of Death: November 22, 1886

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Mary Boykin Chesnut was born on the 31st of March, 1823. She was famous for being a Memoirist. Most well known for her posthumously published Civil War diaries, she was named by several literary critics as the most important Confederate writer. Historian C. Vann Woodward’s annotated compilation of her writings, Mary Chesnut’s Civil War, won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1982.

Mary Boykin Chesnut was born in South Carolina. In her late teens, she began attending Mme. Talvande’s French School for Young Ladies in Charleston, South Carolina. Though her father and husband both owned hundreds of slaves, she secretly objected to the practice of slavery.

Mary Boykin Chesnut was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Mary Boykin Chesnut was born in 1820s.

Mary Boykin Chesnut is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Mary Boykin Chesnut’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Mary Boykin Chesnut’s parents.

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Mary Boykin Chesnut was born in the Year of the Goat.

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Zodiac Sign: Mary Boykin Chesnut was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Mary Boykin Chesnut was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Mary Boykin Chesnut had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Mary Boykin Chesnut’s birth sign is Aries and she had a ruling planet of Mars.

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