A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, by Gene Barr PDF

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 such a lot renowned households. The Civil conflict had simply began, Josiah was once the captain of the seventeenth Illinois Infantry, and his warfare will be an extended and bloody one. Their courtship and romance, which got here to mild in an extraordinary and unpublished sequence of letters, varieties the root of Gene Barr’s memorable A Civil warfare Captain and His girl: a real tale of affection, Courtship, and Combat.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 kingdom in the course of the battle and permits us to discover the usually tough restoration after the final gun sounded in 1865.

Josiah’s and Jennie’s letters shed major gentle at the very important function performed by way of 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 on the subject of him, and the results of conflict on a man’s actual, non secular, and ethical health and wellbeing. Jennie’s letters convey a tender girl mature past her age, facing the problems at the domestic entrance whereas her brother and her new love go through the travails of battle. Her encouragement to maintain his religion in God powerful and stay morally upright gave Josiah the power to guide his males in the course of the horrors of the Civil battle. Politics additionally thread their manner throughout the letters and comprise the evolution of Jennie’s father’s view of the clash. a pace-setter within the Peoria neighborhood and previous member of the Illinois nation condo, he engages in his personal political wars while he shifts his association from the Whig get together to the hot Republican social gathering, and is eventually 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In addition to this deeply relocating and infrequently riveting correspondence, Barr contains extra formerly unpublished fabric at the seventeenth Illinois and the war’s Western Theater, together with castle Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and the lesser recognized Meridian Campaign—actions that experience traditionally acquired less realization than comparable battles within the jap Theater. the result's a wealthy, entire, and gratifying tale of affection, possibility, politics, and war, and it's one you won’t quickly forget.

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