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“A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

James B. Griffin

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1861, James B. Griffin left Edgefield, South Carolina, and rode off to Virginia to take up duty with the Confederate Army. He was thirty-five years old, a wealthy planter, and the owner of ... More


“Without Counting the Cost”

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the wartime letters sent by James B. Griffin to his family during the American Civil War. Griffin was a wealthy plantation owner in ... More


Informants

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

As the commander responsible for enforcing the Union blockade in the Potomac, Thomas Tingey Craven needed reliable information to identify persons who supported the rebellion and actively engaged in ... More


“Never Did Troops Fight Better Than Ours.”: Letters 91 through 104 Letters 91 through 104 May 1863 through June 1863

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from May to June 1863. These letters tell about the battle between the Union Army's Joe Hooker and the ... More


War: 1861–1865

Timothy B. Smith

in The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628460971
eISBN:
9781626740563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the roles of the delegates of the Mississippi Secession Convention during the American Civil War. Even before seceding, the state's inhabitants were ready for the upcoming war ... More


“I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”: Letters 62 through 75 Letters 62 through 75 September 1862 through January 1863

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from September 1862 to January 1863. These letters were about the Third South Carolina's participation in ... More


Division Commander, May–October 1864

George G. Kundahl

in The Bravest of the Brave: The Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833735
eISBN:
9781469604022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895702_kundahl.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter reports that as fighting progressed during May, Ewell's precarious health declined and it was said that he could no longer continue to campaign without respite. It further reports that ... More


Occupied at Home: Women Confront Confederate Forces in North Carolina's Quaker Belt

Victoria E. Bynum

in The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833810
eISBN:
9781469604145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898215_bynum.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses Franny Jordan and how she followed a “squad of soldiers” who had seized her teenaged son with the intention of forcing him into the Confederate Army. Fearful of what lay ahead, ... More


“I Never Slept As Cold in My Life.”: Letters 31 through 48 Letters 31 through 48 October 1861 through March 1862

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Dick and Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to their family in South Carolina dated from October 1861 to March 1862. These letters are about their recovery from measles and their ... More


“Such a Dirty Set of Creatures”: The Divide between Union Soldiers and Civilians

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the divide that existed between Union soldiers and civilians in the North during the Civil War. It argues that the separation between soldier and civilian was caused by the ... More


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