By George Knox Miller,Richard M. McMurry
This publication comprises the letters of George Knox Miller who served as a line officer within the accomplice cavalry and took part in just about all of the main campaigns of the military of Tennessee. He used to be, in actual fact, a truly well-educated younger guy. Born in 1836 in Talladega, Alabama, he constructed a very good love for interpreting and the theater and set his points of interest after you have an schooling that might bring about a occupation in legislation or medication; in the meantime he labored as an apprentice in a portray company to earn school. Miller then enrolled within the college of Virginia, the place he excelled in his studies.
Eloquent, bordering at the lyrical, the letters supply riviting first-hand debts of cavalry raids, the monotony of camp existence, and the horror of battlefield carnage. Miller offers particular descriptions of army uniforms, cavalry strategies, and felony stipulations. He conveys a deep dedication to the Confederacy, yet he used to be additionally serious of accomplice rules that he felt hindered the army's efforts. Dispersed between those war-related themes is the tale of Miller's budding courting with Celestine "Cellie" McCann, the affection of his lifestyles, whom he may ultimately marry. jointly, the letters provide significan perception into the lifestyles, center, brain, and attitudes of an clever, knowledgeable, younger mid-19th-century white Southerner.
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