A Handful of Providence: The Civil War Letters of Lt. Richard Goldwaite, New York Volunteers, and Ellen Goldwaite Richard Goldwaite

ISBN: 9780786418565

Published: November 4th 2004

Hardcover

272 pages


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A Handful of Providence: The Civil War Letters of Lt. Richard Goldwaite, New York Volunteers, and Ellen Goldwaite  by  Richard Goldwaite

A Handful of Providence: The Civil War Letters of Lt. Richard Goldwaite, New York Volunteers, and Ellen Goldwaite by Richard Goldwaite
November 4th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780786418565 | 3.12 Mb

The long-silent voices of Richard and Ellen Goldwaite, a newly married couple separated by Richards service in the Union army, come to life in this collection of their wartime correspondence. Seemingly forgotten for years, tucked away in a burlap sack, these letters provide a first-hand account of the effects of the Civil War on one couple and chronicle the separation and loss, sorrow and despair, loneliness and fear, and longing for peace and happier times that war brings - and the conflict between disillusionment and loneliness, duty and honor that Richards longing for his young bride forces him to confront.

Richards service throughout the war: his voluntary enlistment- his service on a Union ferry- time spent in the Union Coast Guard- postings in Virginia and North Carolina- and his return home. A brief explanation introduces each group of letters. An introduction details the Goldwaites lives before the war, and an epilogue tells of their life together afterwards. The text is illustrated with more than 40 photographs.



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