Download Dear Sister: The Civil War Letters of the Brothers Gould by Robert F. Harris, John Niflot PDF

Download Dear Sister: The Civil War Letters of the Brothers Gould by Robert F. Harris, John Niflot PDF

By Robert F. Harris, John Niflot

This choice of 139 letters from six of the seven Gould brothers who left their houses in valuable big apple to struggle for the Union military varieties a relocating depiction, not just of existence at the entrance traces of the Civil conflict, yet of existence at the domestic entrance besides. those letters, written to their loved sister Hannah, span the total 4 years of the clash and run the gamut from preliminary enlistment to eventual dying or discharge. during the eyes of the Goulds, an immigrant English relations suffering to make a brand new lifestyles, one is ready to adventure this significant American old occasion with a brand new understanding.Unfortunately, Hannah's letters to her brothers on the entrance are misplaced perpetually, sufferers of the battling; however the shiny responses of her brothers communicate to her personal questions and matters concerning the predicament that was once tearing households aside. With purely minor annotation and modification, those letters inform a most vital tale of separation and family switch. They display the plight of someone kinfolk in the course of turmoil.

Show description

Read or Download Dear Sister: The Civil War Letters of the Brothers Gould PDF

Similar military history books

The Kaiser's Army: The German Army in World War One

During this accomplished e-book, David Stone describes and analyses each point of the German military because it existed lower than Kaiser Wilhelm II, encompassing its improvement and antecedents, company, team of workers, guns and gear, its inherent strengths and weaknesses, and its victories and defeats because it fought on many fronts all through global struggle I.

Civil War Is Coming: Expanding & Preserving the Union (Primary Source Readers)

In the course of the 1800s, the us was once in clash over slavery. even though compromises have been made, neither facet was once happy. Abolitionists and pro-slavery humans engaged in conflicts and sometimes lethal clashes. With South Carolina and different southern states seceding, warfare was once inevitable.

Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War (General Military)

The ruins of Persepolis evoke the best-known occasions of historical Persia's historical past: Alexander the Great's defeat of Darius III, his conquest of the Achaemenid empire, and the burning of the nice palace advanced at Persepolis. despite the fact that, many of the background of historical Persia continues to be as mysterious this present day because it used to be to modern Western students.

Siege Warfare and Military Organization in the Successor States (400-800 AD): Byzantium, the West and Islam

Siege struggle and army association within the Successor States is the 1st learn to comprehensively deal with a side of Byzantine, Western, early Islamic, Slavic and Steppe army background in the framework of universal descent from Roman army association to 800 advert. This not just encompassed the military right, but additionally a better complicated of customer administration, inner most army retinues, exertions tasks and civilian conscription in city safety that have been systematically built by means of the Romans round four hundred, and survived to be followed and tailored via all successors.

Additional resources for Dear Sister: The Civil War Letters of the Brothers Gould

Sample text

From your brother, James Gould to Hannah Thomas a a a Camp Bliss on Upton Hill [Virginia] Nov 3th 1862 [Monday] Dear Sister Hannah, I now take my pencile in hand to write you a few lines. James received a letter from you last Friday night. Part of it was written to me. I was very glad to here from you & to here you were all well. Thank the Lord for it. I am not very smart [healthy]. To day I feel somewhat better. I 38 Dear Sister have been unwell for 7 days & unfit for duty 5 days. I have caught one cold after another untill I was forced to give up.

To day I feel somewhat better. I 38 Dear Sister have been unwell for 7 days & unfit for duty 5 days. I have caught one cold after another untill I was forced to give up. Have had ever since we came south the disentery. Have had a dreadful sore throat for one week past. Could eat nothing for nearly 4 days. Could drink some soup & tea, then to finish off with the mumps. Yesterday I felt quit[e] smart. To day I do not feel so well beause it is rather cold & windy. My throat is most well. Have seen the worst of the mumps, that is if I do not take a cold.

John I understand . . [remainder of letter destroyed] William Gould a a a 40 Dear Sister Camp Bliss [Virginia] Nov. 20th 1862 [Thursday] Dear Sister, I will now try to answer your last letter. I received it last Thursday. I was glad to hear that you was well. I am well and I hope these few lines will find you the same. I saw Dick last night. He is agoing to write to you to day. We had some rain here last night. Just enough to make it sliprey. The wind is in the north west this morning and it is geting colder.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.09 of 5 – based on 31 votes
Comments are closed.