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“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


“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


Edgefield and Texas: Rebuilding Identities

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/9780195093124.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the post-war experiences of James B. Griffin. He became so concerned about making a postwar living because his house was burned, his landholdings were greatly reduced and he ... More


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


The Peninsula Campaign: Letters 37 through 57 12 April through 14 June 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/9780195093124.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from April 12 to June 14, 1862. These letters are about the move of Griffin's troops to Yorktown and his engagements at the ... More


Retreat to the Rappahannock: Letters 28 through 36 Letters 28 through 36 27 February through 6 April 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/9780195093124.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from February 27 to April 1862. These letters are about the Confederate forces' retreat from the Occoquan River to ... More


Guarding the Potomac Line: Letters 16 through 27 Letters 16 through 27 2 January through 26 February 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/9780195093124.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila and son Willie dated from January 2 to February 1862. There letters are about Griffin's brush with death after his arm was almost ... More


On the Carolina Coast: Fifth Regiment South Carolina Reserves: Letters 59 through 73 Letters 59 through 73 26 November 1862 through 9 February 1863

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/9780195093124.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from November 26, 1862 to February 9, 1863. These letters are about Griffin's decision to accept the commission with the ... More


Fear of Invasion: Colonel of the First South Carolina Militia: Letters 74 through 80 Letters 74 through 80 1 December 1864 through 27 February 1865

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/9780195093124.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from December 1, 1864 to February 27, 1865. These letters are about Griffin's first fear of invasion because while the Union ... 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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