By Robert F. Harris, John Niflot
This choice of 139 letters from six of the seven Gould brothers who left their houses in vital long island to struggle for the Union military types a relocating depiction, not just of existence at the entrance strains of the Civil conflict, yet of existence at the domestic entrance in addition. those letters, written to their loved sister Hannah, span the complete 4 years of the clash and run the gamut from preliminary enlistment to eventual loss of life or discharge. during the eyes of the Goulds, an immigrant English kin suffering to make a brand new lifestyles, one is ready to adventure this significant American ancient occasion with a brand new understanding.Unfortunately, Hannah's letters to her brothers on the entrance are misplaced ceaselessly, sufferers of the combating; however the bright responses of her brothers communicate to her personal questions and matters concerning the quandary that used to be tearing households aside. With in simple terms minor annotation and modification, those letters inform a most vital tale of separation and household switch. They exhibit the plight of somebody kinfolk in the course of turmoil.
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