A Civil War Soldier of Christ and Country
by Mary A Giunta (9780252030765)

A Civil War Soldier of Christ and Country
 
Mary A Giunta
Release Date: 15 June 2006
Format: Hardback
Pages: 328
Category: History Of The Americas
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252030765
ISBN-10: 0252030761



This collection of letters and documents offers a rare glimpse into a young officer's interesting but short life. Mary A. Giunta's A Civil War Soldier of Christ and Country tells the story of the relationships between the headstrong John Rodgers Meigs and his family and friends; his heartwarming eagerness to please his demanding parents; his West Point experiences that include a meeting with Abraham Lincoln; and his life as a combatant in the Civil War. John Rodgers Meigs was the son of Union Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs, and his official correspondence reveals much about his duties as a military engineer and aide-de-camp to Union generals. The private correspondence between him and his father is especially compelling. Approximately forty of these letters were written in an early version of Pitman shorthand and are here transcribed for the first time. Collectively, they provide an intimate picture of the young Meigs, uncover the concerns of a family with high expectations, and offer a unique look at a devastating war.

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