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"Your Affectionate Son"
Letters from a Civil War Soldier

edited by
Milann Daugherty

Your Affectionate Son - Letters from a Civil War soldier edited by Milann Dautherty

The true author of the book is James Cleaver, who was a Pennsylvania volunteer in the Thirty-Seventh Regiment, 8th Reserve, Company F, from 1861 to 1864 during the Civil War.

Written in the elegant style typical of the mid-nineteenth century, James Cleaver's letters reveal his passionate commitment to the cause and his abiding faith. They also give us a fresh insight into the daily life of a soldier in the Civil War and the politics of the day. At a time when news traveled slowly and sporadically, it is remarkable how much James grasped about the big picture - the military strategies and the generals who sought to carry them out.

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