The Resource A Civil War captain and his lady : love, courtship, and combat from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign, Gene Barr., (ebook)

A Civil War captain and his lady : love, courtship, and combat from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign, Gene Barr., (ebook)

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A Civil War captain and his lady : love, courtship, and combat from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign
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A Civil War captain and his lady
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love, courtship, and combat from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign
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Gene Barr.
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eng
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A True Cold Mountain from the Northern Perspective More than 150 years ago, 27-year-old Irish immigrant Josiah Moore met 19-year-old Jennie Lindsay, a member of one of Peoria, Illinois's most prominent families. The Civil War had just begun, Josiah was the captain of the 17th Illinois Infantry, and his war would be a long and bloody one. Their courtship and romance, which came to light in a rare and unpublished series of letters, forms the basis of Gene Barr's memorable A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat. The story of Josiah, Jennie, the men of the 17th and their families tracks the toll on our nation during the war and allows us to explore the often difficult recovery after the last gun sounded in 1865. Josiah's and Jennie's letters shed significant light on the important role played by a soldier's sweetheart on the home front, and a warriors observations from the war front. Josiah's letters offer a deeply personal glimpse into army life, how he dealt with the loss of many close to him, and the effects of war on a man's physical, spiritual, and moral well-being. Jennie's letters show a young woman mature beyond her age, dealing with the difficulties on the home front while her brother and her new love struggle through the travails of war. Her encouragement to keep his faith in God strong and remain morally upright gave Josiah the strength to lead his men through the horrors of the Civil War. Politics also thread their way through the letters and include the evolution of Jennie's father's view of the conflict. A leader in the Peoria community and former member of the Illinois state house, he engages in his own political wars when he shifts his affiliation from the Whig Party to the new Republican Party, and is finally elected to the Illinois Senate as a Peace Democrat and becomes one of the states more notorious Copperheads. In addition to this deeply moving and often riveting correspondence, Barr includes additional previously unpublished material on the 17th Illinois and the wars Western Theater, including Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and the lesser known Meridian Campaign actions that have historically received much less attention than similar battles in the Eastern Theater. The result is a rich, complete, and satisfying story of love, danger, politics, and warfare, and it is one you won't soon forget
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Midwest
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Barr, Gene
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  • 973.7/8092
  • B
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non fiction
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  • Moore, Josiah
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Illinois
  • Peoria (Ill.)
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adult
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A Civil War captain and his lady : love, courtship, and combat from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign, Gene Barr., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781611212914
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12324966
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A Civil War captain and his lady : love, courtship, and combat from Fort Donelson through the Vicksburg Campaign, Gene Barr., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611212914
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12324966
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remote
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MWT12324966
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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