New PDF release: A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love,

By Gene Barr

ISBN-10: 1611212901

ISBN-13: 9781611212907

ISBN-10: 1611214432

ISBN-13: 9781611214437

A actual “Cold Mountain” from the Northern Perspective

More than a hundred and fifty years in the past, 27-year-old Irish immigrant Josiah Moore met 19-year-old Jennie Lindsay, a member of 1 of Peoria, Illinois’s so much famous households. The Civil conflict had simply began, Josiah used to be the captain of the seventeenth Illinois Infantry, and his battle will be an extended and bloody one. Their courtship and romance, which got here to gentle in an extraordinary and unpublished sequence of letters, types the root of Gene Barr’s memorable A Civil conflict Captain and His girl: a real tale of affection, Courtship, and Combat.

The tale of Josiah, Jennie, the boys of the seventeenth and their households tracks the toll on our country through the conflict and permits us to discover the usually tricky restoration after the final gun sounded in 1865.

Josiah’s and Jennie’s letters shed major mild at the very important position performed via a soldier’s sweetheart at the domestic entrance, and a warrior’s observations from the conflict entrance. Josiah’s letters supply a deeply own glimpse into military lifestyles, how he handled the lack of many with regards to him, and the consequences of battle on a man’s actual, non secular, and ethical future health. Jennie’s letters exhibit a tender girl mature past her age, facing the problems at the domestic entrance whereas her brother and her new love plow through the travails of battle. Her encouragement to maintain his religion in God powerful and stay morally upright gave Josiah the energy to guide his males in the course of the horrors of the Civil struggle. Politics additionally thread their means during the letters and contain the evolution of Jennie’s father’s view of the clash. a pacesetter within the Peoria neighborhood and previous member of the Illinois kingdom residence, he engages in his personal political wars whilst he shifts his association from the Whig occasion to the recent Republican social gathering, and is ultimately elected to the Illinois Senate as a Peace Democrat and turns into one of many state’s extra infamous Copperheads.

In addition to this deeply relocating and sometimes riveting correspondence, Barr comprises extra formerly unpublished fabric at the seventeenth Illinois and the war’s Western Theater, together with citadel Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and the lesser recognized Meridian Campaign—actions that experience traditionally got less awareness than comparable battles within the jap Theater. the result's a wealthy, entire, and gratifying tale of affection, probability, politics, and struggle, and it truly is one you won’t quickly forget.

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