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Widows by the thousand : the Civil War letters of Theophilus and Harriet Perry, 1862-1864 / edited by M. Jane Johansson.

By: Perry, Theophilus, 1833-1864.
Contributor(s): Perry, Harriet, 1836-1885 | Johansson, M. Jane, 1963-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The Civil War in the West: Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2000Description: xxiv, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1557286213 (alk. paper); 9781557286215 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Perry, Theophilus, 1833-1864 -- Correspondence | Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 28th | Perry, Harriet, 1836-1885 -- Correspondence | Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | Soldiers -- Texas -- Correspondence | Married people -- Texas -- Correspondence | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate | Marshall (Tex.) -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Widows by the thousand.; Online version:: Widows by the thousand.DDC classification: 973.7/82/0922 | B Other classification: 15.85 Review: "This collection of letters written between Theophilus and Harriet Perry during the Civil War provides an intimate, firsthand account of the effect of the war on one young couple. Theophilus Perry war an officer with the 28th Texas Cavalry, a unit that campaigned in Arkansas and Louisiana as part of the division known as "Walker's Greyhounds." Letters from Theophilus Perry describe his service in a highly literate style that is unusual for Confederate accounts.Summary: He documents a number of important events, including his experiences as a detached officer in Arkansas in the winter of 1862-1863, the attempt to relieve the siege of Vicksburg in the summer of 1863, mutiny in his regiment, and the Red River campaign up to early April 1864, just before he was mortally wounded in the battle of Pleasant Hill.Summary: Conversely, Harriet Perry's writings allow the reader to witness the everyday life of an upper-class woman enduring home front deprivations, facing the hardships and fears of childbearing and child-rearing alone, and coping with other challenges resulting from her husband's absence."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-311) and index.

"This collection of letters written between Theophilus and Harriet Perry during the Civil War provides an intimate, firsthand account of the effect of the war on one young couple. Theophilus Perry war an officer with the 28th Texas Cavalry, a unit that campaigned in Arkansas and Louisiana as part of the division known as "Walker's Greyhounds." Letters from Theophilus Perry describe his service in a highly literate style that is unusual for Confederate accounts.

He documents a number of important events, including his experiences as a detached officer in Arkansas in the winter of 1862-1863, the attempt to relieve the siege of Vicksburg in the summer of 1863, mutiny in his regiment, and the Red River campaign up to early April 1864, just before he was mortally wounded in the battle of Pleasant Hill.

Conversely, Harriet Perry's writings allow the reader to witness the everyday life of an upper-class woman enduring home front deprivations, facing the hardships and fears of childbearing and child-rearing alone, and coping with other challenges resulting from her husband's absence."--Jacket.

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M. Jane Johansson is an associate professor of history at Rogers State University. She is the author of Peculiar Honor: A History of the 28th Texas Calvary, 1862-1865 (University of Arkansas Press), winner of the Ottis Lock Award for the Best Book on East Texas History, and a coeditor of two volumes of The Papers of Will Rogers.

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