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Fort Sumter to Manassas: Letters 1 through 15 14 April through 17 September 1861

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/9780195093124.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila in South Carolina dated from April 14 to September 17, 1861. These letters are about Griffin's arrival in Fort Sumter, his ... More


“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


Tour of Duty Ends: Letter 58 Letter 58 29 August 1862

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/9780195093124.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents one of Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated August 29, 1862. This letter is about the end of Griffin's tour of duty. His dilemma over remaining in the Hampton ... More


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