A Kansas Soldier at War: The Civil War Letters of Christian by Ken Spurgeon

By Ken Spurgeon

while struggle broke out in 1861, Christian and Elise Dubach Isely, quickly to be married, stumbled on themselves in the course of the clash. Having witnessed the atrocities of Bleeding Kansas firsthand and petrified of what may come from this warfare, Christian enlisted with the second Kansas Cavalry to struggle along Union forces. throughout the subsequent 3 years, the couple may write enormous quantities of letters to one another, in addition to to family and friends participants. Their writings continue to exist at the present time, delivering a distinct examine the Civil War--one of either army and civilian perspectives--in a passionate alternate among husband and spouse within which the struggle, religion and relatives are mentioned overtly and frankly.

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