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The Resource My dear wife and children : Civil War letters from a 2nd Minnesota volunteer, Nick K. Adams

My dear wife and children : Civil War letters from a 2nd Minnesota volunteer, Nick K. Adams

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My dear wife and children : Civil War letters from a 2nd Minnesota volunteer
Title
My dear wife and children
Title remainder
Civil War letters from a 2nd Minnesota volunteer
Statement of responsibility
Nick K. Adams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What does a father write to his wife and young children when he's gone to war? Does he explain why he left them? How does he answer their constant questions about his return? Which of his experiences does he relate, and which does he pass over? Should he describe his feelings of separation and loneliness? These questions are as they were over 150 years ago, when David Brainard Griffin, a corporal in Company F of the 2nd Minnesota Regiment of Volunteers, wrote to those he left behind on the family's Minnesota prairie homestead while he fought to preserve the Union. His letters cover the period from his enlistment at Minnesota's Fort Snelling in September 1861, to his death in Georgia during the Battle of Chickmauga in September 1863. One hundred of them were preserved and passed down in his family. They along with one from his daughter as she asked the next generation to read her father's words, have been carefully transcribed and annotated by a great-great-grandson, Nick K. Adams, allowing further generations to experience Griffin's answers to these questions. Filled with poignant images of his daily activities, his fears and exhilarations in military conflict, and his thoughts and emotions as the Civil War kept him apart from his family, these letters offer a fascinating insight into the personal experiences of a common soldier in the American Civil War." from back cover
Cataloging source
MAC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E464
Literary form
non fiction
Label
My dear wife and children : Civil War letters from a 2nd Minnesota volunteer, Nick K. Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Letters -- Beginnings-Fort Snelling, Minnesota to Lebanon, Kentucky -- Army Life at Lebanon Junction and Lebanon, Kentucky -- In Pursuir of Gen. Zollicoffer, Leanon to Mill Springs, Kentucky -- Gathering of Forces Near Nashville, Tennessee -- Gen. Buell's Army of the Ohio Marches South to Join Gen. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee -- The Advance Upon and Occupation of Corinth, Mississippi -- Guarding the Bridge at Cane Creek, Alabama -- Chasing Gen. Bragg From Florence, Alabama to Louisville, Kentucky -- Chasing Gen. Bragg Out of Kentucky-Louisville to Bowling Green -- Guarding South Tunnel and Cunningham's Ford, Gallatin, Tennessee -- In and Around Gallatin, Tennessee -- In and Around Camp Steadman, Triune, Tennessee -- The Tullahoma Campaign to Winchester, Tennessee -- On Toward Chattanooga, Tennessee and Chickamauga Creek, Georgia -- Endings-Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Spring Valley, Minnesota
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781628579666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn896880993
Label
My dear wife and children : Civil War letters from a 2nd Minnesota volunteer, Nick K. Adams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Letters -- Beginnings-Fort Snelling, Minnesota to Lebanon, Kentucky -- Army Life at Lebanon Junction and Lebanon, Kentucky -- In Pursuir of Gen. Zollicoffer, Leanon to Mill Springs, Kentucky -- Gathering of Forces Near Nashville, Tennessee -- Gen. Buell's Army of the Ohio Marches South to Join Gen. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee -- The Advance Upon and Occupation of Corinth, Mississippi -- Guarding the Bridge at Cane Creek, Alabama -- Chasing Gen. Bragg From Florence, Alabama to Louisville, Kentucky -- Chasing Gen. Bragg Out of Kentucky-Louisville to Bowling Green -- Guarding South Tunnel and Cunningham's Ford, Gallatin, Tennessee -- In and Around Gallatin, Tennessee -- In and Around Camp Steadman, Triune, Tennessee -- The Tullahoma Campaign to Winchester, Tennessee -- On Toward Chattanooga, Tennessee and Chickamauga Creek, Georgia -- Endings-Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Spring Valley, Minnesota
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9781628579666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn896880993

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