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Love and Valor: Intimate Civil War Letters Between Captain Jacob and Emeline Ritner

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Vividly depicting life both on the battlefield and at the home front during the Civil War, "Love and Valor" is a priceless collection of letters exchanged between Captain Jacob Ritner and his wife Emeline. While Jacob recounts all the battles he fought in compelling detail, Emeline movingly records the lives of those left behind to raise families and manage farms in their ...more
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Published April 1st 2000 by Sigourney Press
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Graceann
Dec 30, 2008 Graceann rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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What a coup for the editor (who happens to be a descendant of Emeline and Jacob) to have letters from both sides of this correspondence. So often we don't know what one of the parties is responding to - here the correspondence is about as complete as it will get. Very interesting.
Becky Sidney
A collection of letters written by an IA Civil War soldier to his wife. The author (the soldier's great-great grandson) was also able to find a number of reply letters from the wife. Capt. Ritner was a good writer and his desciptions of battles and living conditions are fascinating and horrifying. Also a lot of reminders of how many people died of routine illness at that time.
Jessica Jewett
The letters between this couple were honest, beautiful and moving. I have read this book a number of times and I have never grown tired of it.
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