I normally don t write reviews, but this one I must say was very sweet. Emma Randolph, A Young Woman Not Yet Twenty, Wrote Poignant Letters To Her Distant Cousin, Private Walter G Dunn Of The Th New Jersey Infantry, As He Lay In A Crowded, Filthy Hospital Ward During The Civil War After Suffering The Carnage Of The Battle Of Chancellorsville There, Barely Recovered, He Aided Overworked Surgeons When The Gettysburg Wounded Poured Into The City, And Regularly Took Up His Pen Their Correspondence Related Everyday Events That Became History I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook I love that they had a female and male voice for each of the people It really was an enjoyable experience Picked up on sale in Harper s Ferry during our Civic War Tour this summer You ll never guess how it ends. A special publication with letters for a Union soldier and his fiancee transcribed and printed in the order they were written It s like reading a private conversation and courtship the respect and insight is remarkable Highly recommended A sweet, tender and ultimately very moving book that is simply the letters of two friends who become sweethearts during the Civil War Walter is injured at Chancellorsville the battle detailed in THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE and spends the rest of his enlistment in Balti doing office work.I was surprised at some of the phrases they used, thinking them much modern something was A one had the blues , Walter was in a pickle There are references to Lincoln s assassination as well as every day happenings like a strawberry social at home in New Jersey or a game of cards with companions in Balti.Amused when he would declare his undying love, then sign his unworthy epistle as Walter G Dunn Almost every letter had comments about itself or the letter to which it was replying with apologies for brevity or silliness or a delay Most also concluded with write again as soon as you can, write immediately and such They would mention exactly when three in the afternoon on the Sabbath a letter was received.A book to read over a period of time with time out for other books, since there is no plot to follow I had an audio version with both a male and female narrator which was enjoyable Her letters are much filled with frivolous gossip about relatives and mutual friends, while his portrayed the difficult circumstances of the military away from home especially when he undergoes subsequent surgery to remove and minie ball from his shoulder.All in all, a very touching read.
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- 278 pages
- After Chancellorsville: Letters From The Heart
- Walter G. Dunn
- 26 October 2019 Walter G. Dunn