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Author Bradbury, William H., 1829-1900.

Title While father is away : the Civil War letters of William H. Bradbury / edited by Jennifer Cain Bohrnstedt ; compiled by Kassandra R. Chaney
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2003

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Description 1 online resource (x, 386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents My dear wife and children: September 8, 1862-November 14, 1862 -- If we go to England: November 20, 1862-January 23, 1863 -- Stand on your dignity: February 5, 1863-March 26, 1863 -- Chief of the topographical engineers: March 31, 1863-May 31, 1863 -- More compliments than coppers: June 4, 1863-August 9, 1863 -- Bully for us: August 14,1863-October 13, 1863 -- After the loaves and the fishes: February 5, 1864-April 1, 1864 -- I don't like this field work: April 1,1864-July 27, 1864 -- Let it go to thunder: August 12, 1864-September 20, 1864 -- All I live for: September 22,1864-November 24,1864 184 -- Everybody has the blues sometimes: December 28, 1864-February 8, 1865 -- The Federals in the southwest: February 10, 1865-May 1,1865 -- Headquarters of the Cumberland: May 13, 1865-July 1,1865 -- General Fisk and the Freedmen's Bureau: July 5, 1865-August 30, 1865 -- To clasp you once more in my arms: September 2,1865-December 15, 1865 -- Afterword: the Bradburys postwar reconstruction, 1866-1900
Summary While Father is Away reveals the intimate story of a British-American's role in the American Civil War. William Bradbury's letters home provide a rare window on the unique relationships among husband, wife, and children while a father was away at war. Yorkshire attorney turned Union volunteer soldier Bradbury became a ""privileged private"" with extraordinary access to powerful Union generals including Daniel Butterfield, future president Benjamin Harrison, and Clinton B. Fisk, the region's administrator for the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction. The letters also provide an in-depth look
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-372) and index
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SUBJECT Bradbury, William H., 1829-1900 -- Correspondence
Bradbury, William H., 1829-1900 fast
Subject United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 129th (1862-1865)
United States. Army -- Staffs -- Correspondence
SUBJECT United States. Army fast
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 129th (1862-1865) fast
Subject British Americans -- Correspondence
Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence
Fathers -- United States -- Correspondence
Journalists -- United States -- Correspondence
Businessmen -- Illinois -- Livingston County -- Correspondence
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Armed Forces -- Staffs
British Americans
Businessmen
Fathers
Journalists
Soldiers
Amerikaanse burgeroorlog.
SUBJECT United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85140261
Livingston County (Ill.) -- Biography
Subject Illinois -- Livingston County
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
History
Personal narratives
Personal correspondence
Form Electronic book
Author Bohrnstedt, Jennifer Cain
Chaney, Kassandra R
LC no. 2002010905
ISBN 9780813157658
081315765X
0813127351
9780813127354