Widows by the Thousand: The Civil War Letters of Theophilus and Harriet Perry, 1862-1864
Gordon, Lesley J., The Arkansas Historical Quarterly
Widows by the Thousand: The Civil War Letters of Theophilus and Harriet Perry, 1862-1864. Edited by M. Jane Johannson. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2000. Pp. xxiv, 333. Acknowledgments, list of illustrations, series editors' preface, introduction, notes, bibliography, index. $34.95.)
Theophilus and Harriet Perry had been married just over two years when Theophilus joined the Confederate Army. Theophilus was a twentynine-year-old college-educated lawyer and a member of the slave-owning elite, who had avoided service for a more than a year before he determined to go. He left his pregnant wife and young daughter and joined the 28th Texas Cavalry. His first several …
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Publication information: Article title: Widows by the Thousand: The Civil War Letters of Theophilus and Harriet Perry, 1862-1864. Contributors: Gordon, Lesley J. - Author. Journal title: The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Volume: 60. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2001. Page number: 430+. © Arkansas Historical Association, Department of History, University of Arkansas Autumn 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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