An Uncompromising Secessionist: The Civil War of George Knox - download pdf or read online

By George Knox Miller,Richard M. McMurry

Engaging letters from a proficient and perceptive accomplice cavalry officer.

This e-book comprises 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 main campaigns of the military of Tennessee. He was once, truly, a truly well-educated younger guy. Born in 1836 in Talladega, Alabama, he built a superb love for interpreting and the theater and set his attractions after you have an schooling that will result in a profession in legislations or medication; in the meantime he labored as an apprentice in a portray company to earn school. Miller then enrolled within the college of Virginia, the place he excelled in his studies.

Eloquent, bordering at the lyrical, the letters supply riviting first-hand debts of cavalry raids, the monotony of camp lifestyles, and the horror of battlefield carnage. Miller provides designated descriptions of army uniforms, cavalry strategies, and criminal stipulations. He conveys a deep dedication to the Confederacy, yet he was once additionally serious of accomplice regulations that he felt hindered the army's efforts. Dispersed between those war-related subject matters is the tale of Miller's budding dating with Celestine "Cellie" McCann, the affection of his existence, whom he may ultimately marry. jointly, the letters supply significan perception into the existence, middle, brain, and attitudes of an clever, informed, younger mid-19th-century white Southerner.

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