By George Knox Miller
Attractive letters from a talented and perceptive accomplice cavalry officer.This ebook comprises the letters of George Knox Miller who served as a line officer within the accomplice cavalry and took part in just about all of the main campaigns of the military of Tennessee. He was once, basically, a truly well-educated younger guy. Born in 1836 in Talladega, Alabama, he built a very good love for interpreting and the theater and set his attractions once you have an schooling that may bring about a occupation in legislation or medication; in the meantime he labored as an apprentice in a portray company to earn school. Miller then enrolled within the college of Virginia, the place he excelled in his studies.Eloquent, bordering at the lyrical, the letters offer riviting first-hand money owed of cavalry raids, the monotony of camp lifestyles, and the horror of battlefield carnage. Miller provides exact descriptions of army uniforms, cavalry strategies, and legal stipulations. He conveys a deep dedication to the Confederacy, yet he used to be additionally severe of accomplice rules that he felt hindered the army's efforts. Dispersed between those war-related subject matters is the tale of Miller's budding courting with Celestine "Cellie" McCann, the affection of his lifestyles, whom he may finally marry. jointly, the letters supply significan perception into the lifestyles, center, brain, and attitudes of an clever, proficient, younger mid-19th-century white Southerner.
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He married Ernestine Flora Linde in 1860. Dougan, Confederate Arkansas, chapter 2; James M. Woods, Rebellion and Realignment: Arkansas’s Road to Secession (Fayetteville, 1987), 82–89. 5. I have been unable to identify the writer. She was obviously a friend of GK M from the time he lived in Arkansas or a friend who moved to Little Rock after having met GK M elsewhere. 8 September 1860 Talladega, Sept. ” And I fancy that I have reason to congratulate myself in being allowed to interchange with you such thoughts as it is good young friends should.
Accept all my love, & if there be more than you want, divide it out among our mutual friends; & so a kind good bye, Geo K. Miller Write soon. Notes for 24 February 1861 1. Celestine must have inquired if GK M had been drunk or drinking over the holidays. ” 2. Probably a reference to his sister Matilda Walker Miller Tagg who, with her husband Joseph, played such an important role in GK M’s life. As a youth GK M had been a member of the Cadets of Temperance and had authored what seems to have been a temperance play.
2 I shall always think the in®uence of a good woman worth more in such matters than all the temperance lectures & tee-total societies in Christendom; but I am sorry to say that this in®uence does not seem to be at work here this session as usual, there being more dissipation than common though even now it is but little compared with the number of 14 June 1860–11 May 1861 / 25 young men with scarcely any restraint thrown around them except the teachings they have imbibed around the family altar or the promptings of their own sense of honour.
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