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Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory and a Southern Familys Civil War Letters Frye Gaillard

Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory and a Southern Familys Civil War Letters

Frye Gaillard

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Oh, this terrible war, wrote Thomas Gaillard. Who can measure the troubles -- the affliction -- it has brought upon us all? To this real-time anguish in voices from the past, Gaillard offers a personal remembrance of the shadow of war and itsMoreOh, this terrible war, wrote Thomas Gaillard. Who can measure the troubles -- the affliction -- it has brought upon us all? To this real-time anguish in voices from the past, Gaillard offers a personal remembrance of the shadow of war and its place in the haunted identity of the South. My own generation, he writes, was, perhaps, the last that was raised on stories of gallantry and courage, an admiration of the dashing generals who led our fighting men into battle, and whose heroism was undiminished by defeat. Oddly, mine was also the one of the first generations to view the Civil War through the lens of civil rights--to see, often quite reluctantly, connections and flaws in southern history that earlier generations couldnt bear to face.