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Introduction 1 Chapter One. "When I Am Grown" The Southern Belle in Mississippi and Louisiana 15 Chapter Two. "The Trumpet of War Is Sounding" Young Ladies Respond to the Cause 35 Chapter Three. Keeping House The Southern Belle in the Confederate Household 54 Chapter Four. The Confederate Belle 76 Chapter Five. "How Has the Mighty Fallen" Defeat in Mississippi and Louisiana 109 Chapter Six. "The Yankees Are Coming" 125 Chapter Seven. "Our Slaves Are Gone" 148 Epilogue The Confederate Belle in Defeat, 1865-1870 165Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Women, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Social aspects, Mississippi History Civil War, 1861-1865 Women, Mississippi History Civil War, 1861-1865 Social aspects, Louisiana History Civil War, 1861-1865 Women, Louisiana History Civil War, 1861-1865 Social aspects, White women Confederate States of America Social conditions, Elite (Social sciences) Confederates States of America History, Southern States Social conditions 19th century