In light of the "One County Reads the Civil War" project, here are a few recommended memoirs to read:
Memoirs of the War of Secession by Johnson Hagood
The Haskell Memoirs by John Cheves Haskell
A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs : Reminiscences of my Life in Camp with the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, late 1st South Carolina Volunteers by Susie King Taylor
If you prefer to learn more about the American Revolution, we have several fine memoirs of that war here in the special collections department:
For those who like to read memoirs of people they may know (or have known) personally, we recommend:
Memoirs of the Prodigal Son : The Road to Redemption: "Fifteen Years in Prison and Beyond" by John C. Dortch
Little Geech: A Shrimper's Story : Life on the waters of Beaufort and the Sea Islands by H.H. "Bubba" Von Harten, Jr.
Doctor K: A Personal Memoir by Herbert Keyserling, M.D.
Here's a heads up for faithful Connections readers: We're sponsoring a workshop here in the BDC on how to write readable memoirs about your own life on November 7th with Susan Kammeraad-Campbell, publisher of Joggling Board Press and local author Teresa Bruce, whose book The Other Mother: A Remoir, using some of the Byrne Miller Collection, is due to be released in September.