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In the land of the living : wartime letters by Confederates from the Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia / edited by Ray Mathis with the assistance of Douglas Clare Purcell.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library E 607 .I5 2015 30775305508583 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780881465242
  • ISBN: 0881465240
  • Physical Description: 207 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Gerald Ray Mathis -- Florida and Virginia: 1861 -- Tennessee and Kentucky: 1862 -- Virginia: 1862-1863 -- Tennessee: 1863-1864 -- Georgia: 1864.
Summary, etc.:
This unique book, originally published in a limited edition in 1982 and out of print for many years, is the most comprehensive collection of Civil War letters written by residents of Southeastern Alabama and Southwestern Georgia to be published. Poignant in emotion, informative in detail, and broad in scope, the correspondence contained here provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the Civil War and its effect on individuals and families from an intensely personal perspective. The writers, the great majority of them unlettered and expressing themselves in a disarmingly honest manner in their heartfelt missives, collectively paint a compelling portrait of a watershed moment in national history from a regional viewpoint. They make well-known events tangible and lesser-known sidebars illuminating. The book is a solidly researched volume that represents a key piece of the historiographical record of the eighteen-county region served by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission. Appropriately, this volume reaches Americans as our nation contemplates the Civil War and its impact on American history during the war's sesquicentennial anniversary. -- Back jacket cover.
Subject: Confederate States of America. Army > Military life.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives, Confederate.
Soldiers > Chattahoochee River Valley > Correspondence.
Chattahoochee River Valley > Biography.

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