Soldier of Southwestern Virginia: The Civil War Letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey (Hardback)
  • Soldier of Southwestern Virginia: The Civil War Letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey (Hardback)
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Soldier of Southwestern Virginia: The Civil War Letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 01/10/2004
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Far more than a mere documentation of the horrors and banality of the Civil War, John Preston Sheffey's literate and even macabrely witty writings demonstrate his ardor for battle, his love of his home state of Virginia, and his passion in waging a most arduous and suspenseful campaign: to win Josephine Spiller of Wytheville, Virginia, as his wife. Superbly edited by James I. Robertson, Jr., Sheffey's letters are the first published correspondence by a member of the 8th Virginia Cavalry. A native of Marion, Virginia, Sheffey provides an invaluable picture of socio-military affairs in the overlooked western and southwestern regions of the state. Too mountainous to be neutralized by Union military efforts, southwest Virginia's communities harbored resources of coal, lead, and salt as well as the only rail line connecting Richmond and the Western theater of the war - all of which were indispensable to any possibility of success for the Confederacy. Sheffey's combination of intimate minute-to-minute, day-to-day recording and larger insight into the dynamics of men, terrain, supplies, and protocol make this collection unique. Displaying a formidable range in his charming letters, Sheffe

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
ISBN: 9780807130131
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm

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