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Author: Sarah Sites Thomas,Salome Myers Stewart
ISBN13: 978-0939631919
Title: The Ties of the Past : The Gettysburg Diaries of Salome Myers Stewart, 1854-1922
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Publisher: Thomas Publications; 2nd edition (May 10, 2013)
Pages: 304

The Ties of the Past : The Gettysburg Diaries of Salome Myers Stewart, 1854-1922 by Sarah Sites Thomas,Salome Myers Stewart



As a young woman Salome Myers lived in Gettysburg, PA, where she taught school, attended church, and lived a relatively quiet life. Much of this book is her diary

Salome Myers was a young girl in Gettysburg when the Civil War invaded her town. Home All Categories History Books Military History Books The Ties of the Past : The Gettysburg Diaries of Salome Myers Stewart, 1854-1922. ISBN13: 9780939631919. The Ties of the Past : The Gettysburg Diaries of Salome Myers Stewart 1854-1922. by Sarah Sites Thomas.

Salome Myers was a young girl in Gettysburg when the Civil War invaded her town. Sally put aside her fears and pitched in to help the large number of wounded soldiers as a nurse. The diaries she left behind give a glimpse of life in Gettysburg and the role many women played during the war to comfort the casualties. We see through her eyes the first hand and very human affects of the battles - the side of war rarely discussed or portrayed: as the Gettysburg battle rages, Miss Myers unwittingly becomes a nurse to the wounded in her own home and in nearby field hospitals. The 1863 Battle of Gettysburg is only half the story. What happened in the town to its citizens is the oh-so-important other half not getting its just due. We also become privy to her life after the excitement at Gettysburg settled down: her marriage and ultimate widow hood shortly thereafter.

See Salmon, Gettysburg, 399; Cook, Personal Reminiscences of Gettysburg, 329; Cooke, The First Day of Gettysburg, 284; Herdegen and Beaudot, In the Bloody Railroad Cut at Gettysburg, 221–23; Thomas Chamberlin, 150th Regiment Infantry (September 11, 1889), Pennsylvania at Gettysburg, 2:759; Scott A. Richardson, Col.

Myers was sent to Andersonville Prison Camp, where he died on September 27, 1864. Sallie later married and gave birth to a son Henry who became a prominent physician and supporter of the first hospital established in Gettysburg. Sallie lived out her days where she grew up, apparently never resentful of the war that brought death to her doorstep. These were bitter days," she recalled in 1909, "but memories of them are softened when one considers the friendships that were made.

by: Salome Myers Stewart · Sarah Sites Thomas. ISBN: 978-39631-91-9. Thomas Publications · 2013.

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Salome Myers was a young girl in Gettysburg when the Civil War invaded her town. Sally put aside her fears and pitched in to help the large number of wounded soldiers as a nurse. The diaries she left behind give a glimpse of life in Gettysburg and the role many women played during the war to comfort the casualties.
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Cordanara
Do you want the past brought to life?

It's books like "The Ties of the Past - The Gettysburg Diaries of Salome Myers Stewart" by great great granddaughter Sarah Sites Rodgers that will transport the reader through time and space into an era fastly becoming distant past.

Beginning in 1860 and taking us through the infamous Battle of Gettysburg and beyond, we witness, first hand, the life of young Miss Myers - school teacher - and her daily excursions into life as it was for a young woman of the 1860's.

We experience her fear while her father is off fighting a war that killed more Americans than all wars before or since.

We see through her eyes the first hand and very human affects of the battles - the side of war rarely discussed or portrayed: as the Gettysburg battle rages, Miss Myers unwittingly becomes a nurse to the wounded in her own home and in nearby field hospitals.

The 1863 Battle of Gettysburg is only half the story. What happened in the town to its citizens is the oh-so-important other half not getting its just due.

We also become privy to her life after the excitement at Gettysburg settled down: her marriage and ultimate widow hood shortly thereafter.

If you are a Civil War buff/historian, or if you are a student of social history, you would do well to purchase this peek into the past.
Authis
I think this book is one of the best recounts of civil war life, especially from a younger point of view. I am a native of Gettysburg so I have heard all the stories, but this book is one of the best I've read so far. The fisrt-hand telling is captivating and beautifully written. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in life from years past.
Kulwes
As a young woman Salome Myers lived in the quiet town of Gettysburg, PA, where she taught school, attended church services, sewed and fought with her mother about her choice of boyfriends. She also kept a diary of her every day doings. Then the War Between the States came and the "rebels" came to Gettysburg. This is an amazing account of her life and of how the Battle of Gettysburg changed it. Like other citizens of the town she took wounded men home and cared for them. One of the mortally wounded died in her arms and, when his family came to collect his body, she met her future husband. This is a wonderful book, made more wonderful because it is real. Lots of photos and pictures of the area and the manuscripts A genuine treasure!!!