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Letters from a Civil War soldier

Jasper E. James

Letters from a Civil War soldier

by Jasper E. James

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Published by Vantage Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • James, Jasper E., d. 1864.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[edited] by Vera Dockery Elkins.
      ContributionsElkins, Vera Dockery, 1906- ed.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE605 .J3 1969
      The Physical Object
      Pagination61 p.
      Number of Pages61
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4538727M
      LC Control Number77004962

      Her book If You're Reading This Last Letters From the Front Line collates 70 letters from soldiers who never came home. One soldier, in the American Civil War, wrote to his mother: 'Rest. Teachers: This handout contains excerpts of eyewitness accounts, diary entries, and letters for you to read to your students or to assign to your students as an independent reading activity. Afterwards, have the students imagine that they are Civil War soldiers or civilians. Have them compose their own journal entries or letters to loved ones.

      Among the most heartbreaking war letters are those written by soldiers who have been mortally wounded and realize that their life is ebbing away. John Ross Wallar volunteered to serve as a drummer boy in the Civil War when he was only 15 years old. He was shot in the leg and languished in a military hospital for days. Eno’s Company I was involved with some famous events of the Civil War, such as, the Seige of Vicksburg and Sherman’s March to the Sea. In his letters he writes of their day-to-day activities as well as the battles. Excerpts from “Civil War Letters” Octo .

      Letters from son to father bring home the Civil War to Philadelphia by Edward Colimore, For The Inquirer, Posted: Novem On a rainy day more than 20 years ago, educator William Quigley Jr. and his colleagues were hauling archival materials from a flooding basement at the Governor's Academy in Byfield, Mass., when they came upon a. The letters between Madison Bowler and his wife Lizzie reflect the strains imposed by the war on thousands of families.. In the spring of , as Northerners and Southerners braced themselves for the opening of the conflict’s third year, Lizzie Bowler confided to her husband the loneliness that had plagued her since he had joined the Union Army in had become too much to bear.


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Death, Disease, and Life at War: The Civil War Letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, th and 98th by Christopher Loperfido Paperback $ Only 20 left /5(22).

Here are letters from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf war, Somalia, and Bosnia—dramatic eyewitness accounts from the front lines, poignant expressions of love for family and country, insightful reflections on the nature of by: Your Affectionate Son follows the Thirty-Seventh PA Regiment, Eighth Reserve, Company F from and provides a first-hand account of the Civil War as told by a soldier, James Cleaver, 2nd Lieutenant.

Your Affectionate Son is a collection of 34 never before published letters. My foremost desire in publishing this book was to share James’s letters with others who want to expand their. Civil War Letters. LETTER ONE: Samuel Cabble, a private in the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Infantry (colored), was a slave before he.

joined the army. He was twenty-one years old. Massachusetts, Dear Wife. Letters from the American Civil War: I wish this cruel war was over Ellen Alden’s discovery of her great-great grandfather’s letters inspired her to write a novel about his role in conflict Author: Ronan Mcgreevy.

Letters of a Civil War Nurse: Cornelia Hancock, by Cornelia Hancock. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “Letters of a Civil War Nurse: Cornelia Hancock, ” as Want to Read: Want to Read. saving/5. If you have a letter or series of letters that were written during the Civil War, please consider submitting them for inclusion on this site.

You can get more information on my Submissions Page. Regiment Identification (Alphabetical) Soldier's Name. Internal or External Link. 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery. The Corpus of American Civil War Letters Project (CACWL), which we also call "Common Tongues," is a collection of thousands of letters written by Civil War soldiers who wrote "by ear." Instead of writing grammatically-correct English, these "transitionally literate" men used the alphabet to capture the sounds words made when they spoke them.

Genre/Form: History Personal narratives Personal narratives, Confederate: Additional Physical Format: Online version: James, Jasper E., Letters from a Civil. Susannah Ural is the Blount Professor in Military History at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her latest book, Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It, highlights the experiences of families like the Nugents.

Originally published in the February issue of Civil War Times. To subscribe, click here. The majority of the letters in the collection were written by Prime to his wife, Hannah Snell Prime, in Center Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire.

Twenty-four of these letters date from his time with the 13th New Hampshire; 80 date from his subsequent service with the 7th USCT.

The holdings of the United States Army Military History Institute are especially well-represented in studies of Civil War soldiers, and for good reason: a page, single-spaced inventory of its Civil War Document Collection (comprised mostly of soldiers’ letters and diaries) details only a portion of the Institute’s Civil War manuscript.

It is the soldiers on whom the book focuses and what they wrote regarding the war, politics, the military, the South, combat, and much more, all through their personal letters. The book is arranged topically, but secondarily it also goes through the war era and its evolution relative to those who experienced it.

Civil War collection includes three diaries by Cooke which describe movements and daily activities of regiments, particularly in Harper's Ferry area, and include Cooke's impressions of Generals Grant and Sheridan, army life, and the South.

Benjamin Franklin McIntyre Diaries, Union Army officer, member of the 19th Iowa Volunteeer Infantry; from Keokuk (Lee Co.), : Elizabeth Dunn.

The letters sent in by Bulletin readers document remarkable deeds from the U.S. Civil War to Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of the letters are notable for how they were written as much as for what they said — like one composed on toilet paper by a soldier fighting in Vietnam.

Begin your Civil War Research Learn about resources at the National Archives for researching individuals who served in the Civil War. Request Copies of Records You can order online or use NATF Form 86 for military service records and NATF Form 85 for pension records.

Teach using Civil War Documents Use our online tool, DocsTeach, for teaching with primary source. Civil War letter from Confederate soldier R. Emmett Martin to his wife, dated 3 July Letter is headed "Battlefield" and discusses Battle of Malvern Hill (Seven Days' Battle, Peninsular Campaign).

Martin writes to "inform you of my safety after the hard fought battle of the 1st inst," and discusses heavy casualties in his regiment.

Oakton author Harlan Eugene Cross Jr. has published "Letters Home," a book featuring Civil War letters from a relative who fought on the side of the Confederacy. Many letters to wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters from soldiers on the Civil War battlefront are preserved for the historical record, while women's letters to soldiers are more challenging to find because they were often lost in the movement of troops and the fury of battle.

None of Amanda Steptoe's letters to James remain in existence as. The book entitled Your Affectionate Son is compiled from family civil war letters that were discovered and have never been published before. The author transcribed the letters and added researched notes to describe the mentioned events.

Claire Rosen photographed the letters along with other Civil War artifacts, including a Federal Forage Cap worn by Union soldiers, a canteen, a regimental flag, a glass inkwell, a U.S. standard Author: Franz Lidz.Civil War Letters of William (Billy) A.

Elliott. The following was provided by Pat Elliott, the owner of the letters. The following letters are reasonably accurate transcriptions of handwritten letters from Billy (William A.) Elliott to his father, Dick Elliott (Richard W.), during the Civil War.The letters discuss the war, including activities in Missouri, battles, Love’s life as a soldier, and his time in Confederate prisons, in addition to detailing the love story of James and Molly.

Spanning the entire Civil War period, the letters give a full account of both the ongoing conflict.