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Soldier of Southwestern Virginia: The Civil War Letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey

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Far more than a mere documentation of the horrors and banality of the Civil War, John Preston Sheffey's literate and even macabrely witty writings demonstrate his ardor for battle, his love of his home state of Virginia, and his passion in waging a most arduous and suspenseful campaign: to win Josephine Spiller of Wytheville, Virginia, as his wife. Superbly edited by James ...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published September 20th 2004 by Louisiana State University Press (first published August 30th 2004)
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James I. Robertson Jr. is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He published the definitive adult biography of Stonewall Jackson, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, and also wrote Standing Like a Stone Wall for young adults. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.
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