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CHLC to recognize new Mary Chesnut volumes
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The recipients of the Community Impact Award, to be given by the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission o at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City Hall Courtroom, are Marty Daniels and Barbara McCarthy for “Mary Chesnut’s Illustrated Diary,” Mulberry Edition Boxed Set. This award, according to commission officials, is perhaps the most prestigious award that is given each year and recognizes an individual/or group for outstanding contributions that have made a significant impact on preserving the city of Camden’s heritage “Mary Chesnut’s Illustrated Diary, Mulberry Edition” is the long-lost Civil War photograph collection belonging to Mary Boykin Chesnut. Rediscovered by her family in 2007, it became the subject of an award-winning book written by Camden residents Martha “Marty” Daniels and Barbara McCarthy and published in 2011.