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In May 1862, Richard Henry Brooks of Blakely, Georgia, enlisted in the Confederate Army for the duration of the war, serving in Longstreet s Corps He would see his wife and family only once in the next three years He would suffer hardship and deprivation, become hospitalized, participate in one of the grandest Confederate victories of the war, and be captured and held prisoner for almost a year He wrote his wife Telitha regularly He told her repeatedly to save all his letters, which she did, and they are published in this book These letters give considerable insight into Confederate homelife in southwest Georgia during the war Brooks gives Telitha advice on the daily details of running the household He tells her who to go to for help, how to obtain enough corn and pork for the winter, how to handle their slaves, and what supplies to send him in the field He advises her on the children and directs the children to behave These glimpses into the homelife of Confederate Georgia grant us a clearer understanding of how people far from the battlefields were still affected by the war....

Title : KEEP ALL MY LETTERS
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ISBN : 0865548404
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Mercer University Press 1 edition October 1, 2003
Number of Pages : 136 pages
File Size : 581 KB
Status : Available For Download
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