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“A Gentleman and an Officer”A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War$
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James B. Griffin, Judith N. McArthur, and Orville Vernon Burton

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195093124

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001

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“Without Counting the Cost”

“Without Counting the Cost”

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 “Without Counting the Cost”
Source:
“A Gentleman and an Officer”
Author(s):

Judith N. McArthur

Orville Vernon Burton

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0001

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the wartime letters sent by James B. Griffin to his family during the American Civil War. Griffin was a wealthy plantation owner in Edgefield, South Carolina when he volunteered for the Confederate Army in 1861. This book examines the war time experiences of Griffin, the loss of his properties after the war and his subsequent rebirth as a businessman.

Keywords:   James B. Griffin, wartime letters, American Civil War, plantation owner, Confederate Army, Edgefield, South Carolina

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