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When this evil war is over : the correspondence of the Francis family, 1860-1865 /
edited by James P. Pate.
imprint
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2006.
description
xii, 321 p. : maps, ports., geneal. table ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0817315179, 9780817315177
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imprint
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2006.
isbn
0817315179
9780817315177
catalogue key
6027688
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-301) and index.
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"This collection is unique and these letters represent a remarkable outpouring from members of a remarkable family."-Harvey H. Jackson III, author ofInside Alabama
"This collection is unique and these letters represent a remarkable outpouring from members of a remarkable family."--Harvey H. Jackson III, author of "Inside Alabama"
"This collection is unique and these letters represent a remarkable outpouring from members of a remarkable family."-Harvey H. Jackson III, author of Inside Alabama
“This collection is unique and these letters represent a remarkable outpouring from members of a remarkable family.”-Harvey H. Jackson III, author of Inside Alabama
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When This Evil War is Overcollects the Civil War correspondence exchanged between members of the James Carrington Francis family of Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama. Six of the seven Francis brothers served in the Confederate army, as did their uncle, four servants, and other kinsmen. All twelve members of the immediate family of Dr. James Carrington Francis and Amy Ingram Francis-as well as several members of their extended family-are represented in this volume. While the letters refer to the war and the brothers' military service, they also shed light on this family's struggle to survive the profound cultural, economic, and political upheaval that ensued.
Long Description
A fascinating and rare collection of Civil War letters. "This collection is unique and these letters represent a remarkable outpouring from members of a remarkable family." --Harvey H. Jackson III, author of "Inside Alabama" "When This Evil War is Over "collects the Civil War correspondence exchanged between members of the James Carrington Francis family of Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama. Six of the seven Francis brothers served in the Confederate army, as did their uncle, four servants, and other kinsmen. All twelve members of the immediate family of Dr. James Carrington Francis and Amy Ingram Francis--as well as several members of their extended family--are represented in this volume. While the letters refer to the war and the brothers' military service, they also shed light on this family's struggle to survive the profound cultural, economic, and political upheaval that ensued. James Pate, Dean of the Advanced Education Center at the University of Mississippi-Tupelo, is the editor of "The Reminiscences of George Strother Gaines."
Main Description
When This Evil War Is Over is a collection of Civil War correspondence exchanged between members of the James Carrington Francis family of Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama. Six of the seven Francis brothers served in the Confederate army, as did their uncle, four servants, and other kinsmen, and all twelve members of the immediate family of Dr. James Carrington Francis and Amy Ingram Francisas well as several members of their extended familyare represented in this volume. While the letters refer to the war and the brothers' military service, they also shed light on this family's struggle to survive the profound cultural, economic, and political upheaval that ensued. In addition to the correspondence itself, the editor includes a thoroughly researched introduction that provides an overview of the Francis family history before, during, and after the war, which sheds light on the historical context in which the letters were written. Also included are endnotes that document and elucidate figures and events that receive passing reference in the letters, a genealogical chart of the Francis family, and photographs of each family member. The editor includes maps of the Virginia, Georgia, and Carolinas settings, which allow the reader to follow the progress of Francis family members during the Civil War campaigns in which they participated.
Main Description
A fascinating and rare collection of Civil War letters. "This collection is unique and these letters represent a remarkable outpouring from members of a remarkable family." -Harvey H. Jackson III, author ofInside Alabama When This Evil War is Overcollects the Civil War correspondence exchanged between members of the James Carrington Francis family of Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama. Six of the seven Francis brothers served in the Confederate army, as did their uncle, four servants, and other kinsmen. All twelve members of the immediate family of Dr. James Carrington Francis and Amy Ingram Francis-as well as several members of their extended family-are represented in this volume. While the letters refer to the war and the brothers' military service, they also shed light on this family's struggle to survive the profound cultural, economic, and political upheaval that ensued. James Pate,Dean of the Advanced Education Center at the University of Mississippi-Tupelo, is the editor ofThe Reminiscences of George Strother Gaines.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Toxin of Warp. 16
Crowned Themselves with Gloryp. 35
Looking for a Fight Every Dayp. 63
A Very Hard Timep. 82
Heroes of Vicksburgp. 106
Some Fighting and Retreatingp. 132
Reinforcing at Daltonp. 161
House of Mourningp. 185
Epiloguep. 211
Appendix Ap. 215
Appendix Bp. 219
Appendix Cp. 221
Notesp. 225
Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 303
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