Soldier of southwestern Virginia : the Civil War letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Soldier of southwestern Virginia : the Civil War letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey

Author: John Preston Sheffey; James I Robertson, Jr.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 often 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. Edited by James I. Robertson, Jr., Sheffey's letters are the first published  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal narratives, Confederate
Biography
Biographies
History
Personal narratives
Personal correspondence
Named Person: John Preston Sheffey; John Preston Sheffey
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Preston Sheffey; James I Robertson, Jr.
ISBN: 0807130133 9780807130131
OCLC Number: 55220407
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies."
Description: viii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: War clouds and love showers --
En route to Carnifex Ferry --
Stalemate in northwestern Virginia --
Disappointments dampen patriotism --
Jenkins's raid --
Observations from camp --
Afflictions and substitutions --
Into the Shenandoah Valley --
Prison and peace.
Responsibility: edited by James I. Robertson, Jr.
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More than a 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  Read more...

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