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Yours Till Death, Yours Till Death, 0817350438, 0-8173-5043-8, 978-0-8173-5043-7, 9780817350437, , , Yours Till Death, 0817389326, 0-8173-8932-6, 978-0-8173-8932-1, 9780817389321,

Yours Till Death
Civil War Letters of John W. Cotton

Quality Paper
2003. 144 pp.
978-0-8173-5043-7
Price:  $26.95 s
E Book
2015. 144 pp.
978-0-8173-8932-1
Price:  $26.95 d

"These letters from a yeoman farmer in the Confederate Army to his wife in Coosa County, Alabama, will be of interest to historians not only for the light shed upon the life of the Confederate soldier, but also for frequent allusions to rural life and the operation of the farm in Cotton's absence.
He enlisted at Pinckneyville, Alabama, on April 1, 1862, and was paroled at Talladega on May 25, 1865.  During the intervening years he saw action in Tennessee and Kentucky, in the Dalton-Atlanta campaign, briefly again in Tennessee, then in Georgia against the forces of Sherman, moving finally into South Carolina....
These letters constitute an authentic record of a typical Confederate soldier's experience,"
---Journal of Southern History

John Cotton was a Confederate soldier from Pinckneyville, Alabama.

The late Lucille Griffith was a retired professor of History at the University of Montevallo.  She also was editor of Alabama: A Documentary History.

 

“A fascinating, first hand account of activities of a private in the Confederate Army.”
—North Carolina Historical Review

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