The Civil War Letters of Joshua K. Callaway

The Civil War Letters of Joshua K. Callaway

eBook - 1997
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From the Kentucky Campaign to Tullahoma, Chickamauga to Missionary Ridge, junior officer Joshua K. Callaway took part in some of the most critical campaigns of the Civil War. His twice-weekly letters home, written between April 1862 and November 1863, chronicle his gradual change from an ardent Confederate soldier to a weary veteran who longs to be at home.
Callaway was a schoolteacher, husband, and father of two when he enlisted in the 28th Alabama Infantry Regiment at the age of twenty-seven. Serving with the Army of the Tennessee, he campaigned in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, and north Georgia. Along the way this perceptive observer and gifted writer wrote a continuous narrative detailing the activities, concerns, hopes, fears, discomforts, and pleasures of a Confederate soldier in the field. Whether writing about combat, illness, encampments, or homesickness, Callaway makes even the everyday aspects of soldiering interesting. This large collection, seventy-four letters in all, is a valuable historical reference that provides new insights into life behind the front lines of the Civil War.
Publisher: Athens, Ga. :, University of Georgia Press,, [1997]
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780820347776
0820347779
9780820318868
0820318868
0820347663
9780820347660
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 226 pages) : maps
Additional Contributors: Hallock, Judith Lee 1940-- Editor

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