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The death of a Confederate : selections from the letters of the Archibald Smith family of Roswell, Georgia, 1864-1956

Author: Arthur N Skinner; James L Skinner
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The letters cover William and Archibald Smith's service in the Confederate armies at Savannah and in the Carolinas ; the family fleeing Sherman's advance, William's death shortly after the war, life under Reconstruction, and how subsequent generations remembered the war years. Included is a very brief description of an 1899 reunion of Confederate veterans at the Citadel.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, Confederate
Named Person: Archibald Smith; Smith family; Smith (Family); Archibald Smith; Smith family.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur N Skinner; James L Skinner
ISBN: 0820318442 9780820318448
OCLC Number: 34691674
Description: xlviii, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: edited by Arthur N. Skinner & James L. Skinner.
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Spanning nearly a century, the letters in this collection revolve around the death of the eldest son of a southern family owing to sickness contracted during service in the Confederate Army. The  Read more...

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"This skillfully edited collection has much to offer scholars of the period. . . . These letters help to confirm that loyalty was fluid and conditional in the wartime South, and never Read more...

 
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