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Letters of a Reluctant Confederate

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Published by Searching Mink Publishing in Charlotte, North Carolina .
Written in English


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John Calhoun Birdwell"s letters, written home to his wife, Adaline, during the Civil War, reveal his deep love for his wife and children. The letters also reveal that he was not entirely happy about serving in the Confederate Army. After all, he was thirty-three years old and had a wife and five children with whom he wished to be spendong his time. Adaline"s letters to John give the reader a glimpse into the problems entailed in running the family farm in a husband"s war time absence. Then, at the end of December 1862, John"s letters abruptly stop. Discover what happened to John Birdwell with noted International Author and Personal Historian, Kathleen Shelby Boyett, as she tells the Birdwell"s story.

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26351318M
ISBN 101544705158

I swiped this book from my brother's bookshelf and, as it's only 69 pages, it wasn't a long read. I would estimate that half of this book is quotes from Civil War soldiers' journals and letters, compiled in three chapters: the South, the North, and the Slavery. It was very interesting to read/5(30).   He also has written many articles and essays for publications in scholarly journals such as Civil War History and The Journal of Military History. Dr. Noe was a Pulitzer Prize entrant and the winner of the Kentucky Governor’s Award, the Peter Seaborg Book Award for Civil War Non-fiction, and the Tennessee History Book Award.

The second part of the book consists of Pelagius' letters, which provide the clearest and most succinct statements of Pelagian theology, but few of which have ever been translated into English before. Reissue; first published in two volumes as Pelagius: A Reluctant Heretic and The Letters of Pelagius and his Followers(The Boydell Press, ).5/5(1).   Confederate statues and monuments are being taken down. There has also been pressure to take down statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson; and ban the book and movie Gone.

I recently purchased a nice Confederate letter from Major William J. Crook, 13th Tennessee Infantry. It is dated Decem and is written from Nashville. Crook wrote several letters during the Civil War. Several of them are on file at the University of Tennessee Knoxville library. In his letter Crook recounts. Reluctant Rebels places the stories of individual soldiers in the larger context of the Confederate war effort and follows them from the initial optimism of enlistment through the weariness of battle and defeat. About the Author. Kenneth W. Noe is Draughon Professor of History at Auburn University. Civil War Book .


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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Author: Kathleen Shelby Boyett. Overview John Calhoun Birdwell's letters, written home to his wife, Adaline, during the Civil War, reveal his deep love for his wife and children.

The letters also reveal that he was Letters of a Reluctant Confederate book entirely happy about serving in the Confederate : Kathleen Shelby Boyett. Creating a new landmark in the historiography of the motivations of soldiers, Reluctant Rebels is an impressive work that captures the complex nature of the human conditionWilliam A.

Blair, author of Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, Cited by: The letters and diaries written by Union and Confederate soldiers have bequeathed to scholars in the field the unusual problem of having an overabundance of firsthand accounts to consult.

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. (Photo by Brian Trompeter). GENERAL DANIEL H. HILL Important Civil War-dated letter. Confederate Major General Daniel H.

Hill wrote this letter from Goldsboro, North Carolina in complaining about Brigadier General Joseph Wheeler and his cavalry.

Autograph letter signed "DH Hill". 1 page, 7¾x11½, ruled paper. Goldsboro, North Carolina, Ma Private J. Reid of the Fourth South Carolina Infantry wrote several letters to his family between July 23 and Jfrom the vicinity of the first Manassas battlefield.

The following is a compilation of four letters excerpted from Reid's book, History of the Fourth Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers (pp. ), first published in. The collection contains letters and a diary,concerning his service in the Confederate Army as aide-de-camp to his uncle, General Theophilus Hunter Holmes and descriptions of troop movements, comments on many Confederate officers, and accounts of the battle of Seven Pines, the Seven Days' battle and the effects of the Civil War on.

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Letter book, 29 November –31 Marchpertaining to the exchange and treatment of Confederate and Union prisoners of war. All letters were written by Robert Ould, Commissioner and Agent of Exchange for the Confederate States of America. A Name in a Book 3.

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$ The American Civil War began inlasted untiland was ruinous by any standard. Within months of President Lincoln’s inauguration, seven southern states began the secession from the Union and declared the Confederate States of America.

A collection of letters from a 19th-century American northerner who married a southern slave owner are to go on display in Norwich to mark Black History Month. The book includes an extensive segment on conciliatory Northerners, most notably William H.

Seward, the incoming secretary of state in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet, who attempted to find common ground with Southern Unionists. A paperback edition of Reluctant Confederates appeared in Confederate Soldiers of the U.S.

Civil War (Primary Sources): Selected full-text books and articles A Maryland Boy in Lee's Army: Personal Reminiscences of a Maryland Soldier in the War between the States, By G. Booth University of Nebraska Press, Civil War, in U.S. history, conflict (–65) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the is generally known in the South as the War between the States and is also called the War of the Rebellion (the official Union designation), the War of Secession, and the War for Southern Independence.

Every Civil War veteran had a story to tell. But few stories top the one lived by Wright Stephen Batchelor. Like most North Carolina farmers, Batchelor eschewed slaveholding. He also opposed secession and war, yet he fought on both sides of the conflict.

During his time in each uniform, Batchelor barely avoided death at the Battle of Gettysburg, was captured twice, and survived one of the war. Reluctant Confederates book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Daniel Crofts examines Unionists in three pivotal southern states-- 4/5(7).

In his book Reluctant Confederates, Daniel W. Crofts examines the cases of three of these states, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina from the election of Lincoln until the latter’s call Ninety-Day volunteers in April, In the first chapter Crofts introduces the reader to the personalities that helped shape the Unionist.Letter dated 19 March from Charles W.

Hill, serving with the 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in New Bern, N.C., to his wife Martha Hill in West Medway, Mass. Letter mentions military movements of his regiment and brigade, dislike of a superior officer's mishandling of soldiers' pay, a conversation with Confederate General J.

Johnston.Register of call certificates and bonds issued, Lists and stub book of interest payments, List of the disbursing officers of the War Department, n.d. Records of the Office of the Comptroller.

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