A Citizen-Soldier's Civil War: The Letters of Brevet Major General Alvin C. Voris

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When "citizen-soldier" Alvin Coe Voris wrote his first letter to his beloved wife, Lydia, in 1861, he embarked on a correspondence that would span the duration of the Civil War. A former Ohio legislator, Voris filled his letters with keen insights into the daily life of soldiers, army politics, and such issues as the morality of combat and the evils of slavery. Often heartwrenching and invariably gripping, the 428 letters collected in this volume form an unbroken and unique Civil War chronicle. Voris's personal merit and ...

A Citizen-Soldier's Civil War: The Letters of Brevet Major General Alvin C. Voris 2002, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875802985

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