George Knox Miller,Richard M. McMurry's An Uncompromising Secessionist: The Civil War of George Knox PDF

By George Knox Miller,Richard M. McMurry

Engaging letters from a proficient and perceptive accomplice cavalry officer.

This ebook 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 really well-educated younger guy. Born in 1836 in Talladega, Alabama, he built a superb love for analyzing and the theater and set his points of interest after you have an schooling that might result in a profession in legislations or drugs; in the meantime he labored as an apprentice in a portray company to earn university. 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 bills of cavalry raids, the monotony of camp lifestyles, and the horror of battlefield carnage. Miller offers targeted descriptions of army uniforms, cavalry strategies, and legal stipulations. He conveys a deep dedication to the Confederacy, yet he used to be additionally serious of accomplice regulations that he felt hindered the army's efforts. Dispersed between those war-related issues is the tale of Miller's budding courting with Celestine "Cellie" McCann, the affection of his existence, whom he might finally marry. jointly, the letters provide significan perception into the lifestyles, middle, brain, and attitudes of an clever, expert, younger mid-19th-century white Southerner.

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