By George Knox Miller,Richard M. McMurry
This ebook includes 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 most important campaigns of the military of Tennessee. He was once, basically, a really well-educated younger guy. Born in 1836 in Talladega, Alabama, he built a good love for analyzing and the theater and set his points of interest once you have an schooling that might result in a profession in legislations or medication; in the meantime he labored as an apprentice in a portray enterprise to earn university. Miller then enrolled within the collage of Virginia, the place he excelled in his studies.
Eloquent, bordering at the lyrical, the letters offer riviting first-hand money owed of cavalry raids, the monotony of camp existence, and the horror of battlefield carnage. Miller offers precise descriptions of army uniforms, cavalry strategies, and legal stipulations. He conveys a deep dedication to the Confederacy, yet he used to be additionally severe of accomplice guidelines that he felt hindered the army's efforts. Dispersed between those war-related issues is the tale of Miller's budding courting with Celestine "Cellie" McCann, the affection of his existence, whom he may finally marry. jointly, the letters provide significan perception into the existence, center, brain, and attitudes of an clever, knowledgeable, younger mid-19th-century white Southerner.
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An Uncompromising Secessionist: The Civil War of George Knox Miller, Eighth (Wade's) Confederate Calvary by George Knox Miller,Richard M. McMurry