- Hardcover: 282 pages
- Publisher: LSU Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807122564
- ISBN-13: 978-0807122563
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,658,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Campaigning with "Old Stonewall": Confederate Captain Ujanirtus Allen's Letters to His Wife First Edition Edition
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From the Back Cover
Orphaned at age three, Ujanirtus Allen grew up in foster homes and boarding schools. In the spring of 1861, when he turned twenty-one, "Ugie" inherited a substantial estate in Troup County, Georgia, replete with slaves, livestock, and machinery. Unfortunately for Allen, the outbreak of war made it impossible to build the stable life and permanent home he so desperately wanted for himself, his wife, Susan, and their infant son. In April 1861, Allen, fueled by pride and patriotism, joined the Ben Hill Infantry, which eventually became Company F, 21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He wrote his wife twice weekly, penning at least 138 letters before he received a mortal wound at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. Allen's ability to convey his observations and feelings on a variety of topics combined with vivid descriptions of his environment set Campaigning with "Old Stonewall" apart from other collections of Civil War letters. Editors Randall Allen and Keith S. Bohannon weave Allen's letters with valuable commentary and annotations and include a useful index that identifies every person Allen discusses.
About the Author
Randall Allen is an archivist for Troup County, Georgia.
Keith S. Bohannon is completing his Ph.D. in history at Pennsylvania State University and has written for the Georgia Historical Quarterly and the Journal of Southwest Georgia History.
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Top Customer Reviews
his family his duty as a soldier and his farm and the community in which he lived Troup County, Georgia. The author did an amazing job putting this together
with historical references,photo's a book well worth reading. Excellent.