Keep all my letters : the Civil War letters of Richard Henry Brooks, 51st Georgia Infantry /
edited by Katherine S. Holland.
1st ed.
Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, c2003.
132 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0865548404 (alk. paper)
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Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, c2003.
0865548404 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [123]-125) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Katherine S. Holland is a graduate of the University of South Florida. She has written numerous reviews for the Tampa Tribune, and is a past editor of Wordsmith
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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 aclearer understanding of how people far from the battlefields were still affected by the war.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
"I seat my self to drop you a few lines" 23 May 1862-1 August 1862p. 21
"I have a very bad cold and caughf" 30 August 1862-17 December 1872p. 40
"I am not tired of tuff Buiskets yet" 25 December 1862-20 April 1863p. 59
"We are expecting a fight hear before Long" 27 April 1863- 7 September 1863p. 81
"We should all pray for this wicked war to stop" 12 September 1863-30 January 1865p. 105
Bibliographyp. 123
Indexp. 127
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