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 foremost campaigns of the military of Tennessee. He used to be, in actual fact, a truly well-educated younger guy. Born in 1836 in Talladega, Alabama, he constructed an outstanding love for interpreting and the theater and set his points of interest after you have an schooling that will bring about a occupation in legislation or medication; in the meantime he labored as an apprentice in a portray company 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 supply riviting first-hand bills of cavalry raids, the monotony of camp existence, and the horror of battlefield carnage. Miller provides certain descriptions of army uniforms, cavalry strategies, and felony stipulations. He conveys a deep dedication to the Confederacy, yet he used to be additionally severe of accomplice regulations that he felt hindered the army's efforts. Dispersed between those war-related themes is the tale of Miller's budding courting with Celestine "Cellie" McCann, the affection of his lifestyles, whom he might ultimately marry. jointly, the letters provide significan perception into the existence, middle, brain, and attitudes of an clever, informed, 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