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This book examines the letters of soldiers and civilians from western North Carolina during the turbulent period of the Civil War. The letters featured here were taken largely from family collections of Civil War letters housed in academic institutions of North Carolina. These are the letters that have been passed down for generations and generously donated to universities for the purpose of disseminating information about Civil War life to the public. Some are still privately owned by families. All of the letters express the hopes and longings of families separated by war. In their own words, the voices of western North Carolina citizens tell their stories of courage, their allegiances and their love of family and homeland.
|Publisher:||Hollow Tree Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)|
About the Author
Louisa Emmons is the author of Tales from a Civil War Plantation: Creekside, which is the story of the plantation built by Colonel Thomas George Walton in 1836. The book won the Robert Bruce Cooke Family History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians in 2014. Another book by Emmons, Glen Alpine Springs Hotel: A History of Burke County's Finest Accommodation, is the story of the elegant mineral springs resort hotel built by Colonel Walton in 1878. Its distinguished guests included Governor Zebulon Vance and railroad magnates William Henry Vanderbilt and Jay Gould.