Letters to Amanda: The Civil War Letters of Marion Hill Fitzpatrick, Army of North Virginia

Letters to Amanda The Civil War Letters of Marion Hill Fitzpatrick Army of North Virginia Apart from their value in chronicling a common soldier s activities and attitudes during three tumultuous years these letters offer memorable vignettes of events and famous personalities Fitzpatrick

  • Title: Letters to Amanda: The Civil War Letters of Marion Hill Fitzpatrick, Army of North Virginia
  • Author: Jeffrey C. Lowe Sam Hodges
  • ISBN: 9780865545915
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Apart from their value in chronicling a common soldier s activities and attitudes during three tumultuous years, these letters offer memorable vignettes of events and famous personalities Fitzpatrick commented about the Seven Days, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Overland campaign, and Petersburg He described feeling in the ranks toward Robert E LApart from their value in chronicling a common soldier s activities and attitudes during three tumultuous years, these letters offer memorable vignettes of events and famous personalities Fitzpatrick commented about the Seven Days, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Overland campaign, and Petersburg He described feeling in the ranks toward Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and other leaders He left no doubt of the central role religion played in the lives of countless mid 19th century Americans, as well as the inestimable importance of home and family In short, this testimony does than help us, at a distance of than a century and a third, understand the day to day process by which soldiers went about the business of living and campaigning It also illuminates the broader context of the world in which the Fitzpatricks and millions of other Civil War era Americans lived.

    One thought on “Letters to Amanda: The Civil War Letters of Marion Hill Fitzpatrick, Army of North Virginia”

    1. It was about My Family Really enjoyed it from a personal interest. I loved the perspective it offered on the Civil War and just surviving as a soldier and as a family.

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