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 foremost campaigns of the military of Tennessee. He used to be, essentially, a truly well-educated younger guy. Born in 1836 in Talladega, Alabama, he built an outstanding love for interpreting and the theater and set his points of interest after you have an schooling that might result in a occupation in legislation or medication; in the meantime he labored as an apprentice in a portray company to earn institution. 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 existence, and the horror of battlefield carnage. Miller supplies exact descriptions of army uniforms, cavalry strategies, and felony stipulations. He conveys a deep dedication to the Confederacy, yet he used to be additionally severe of accomplice rules that he felt hindered the army's efforts. Dispersed between those war-related subject matters is the tale of Miller's budding dating with Celestine "Cellie" McCann, the affection of his existence, whom he might ultimately marry. jointly, the letters provide significan perception into the existence, middle, brain, and attitudes of an clever, proficient, younger mid-19th-century white Southerner.

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