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by James I. Robertson,John Preston Sheffey
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  • Author:
    James I. Robertson,John Preston Sheffey
  • ISBN:
    0807130133
  • ISBN13:
    978-0807130131
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    Louisiana State Univ Pr; First Edition edition (August 30, 2004)
  • Pages:
    239 pages
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James I. Robertson, J. is the author of twelve books, including The Stonewall Brigade and the award-winning Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend.

James I. Well known for his lectures across the country and his appearances in television documentaries, he was chief historical consultant for the movie Gods and Generals and is Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech.

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A native of Marion, Virginia, Sheffey provides an invaluable picture of socio-military affairs in the overlooked western and southwestern regions of the state. His combination of intimate minute-to-minute, day-to-day recording and larger insight into the dynamics of men, terrain, supplies, and protocol make this collection unique

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Soldier of Southwestern Virginia. Far more than a documentation of the horrors and banality of the Civil War, John Preston Sheffey's literate and witty writings demonstrate his ardor for battle, his love of Virginia, and his passion in waging a most arduous and suspenseful campaign: to win Josephine Spiller as his wife.

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The second oldest, James White Sheffey, became a lawyer, a state legislator, and perhaps the largest landowner in southwest Virginia. Another brother, Hugh Sheffey attended Yale and represented Augusta County in the legislature. A third, Lawrence, became a physician. Robertson, e. Soldier of Southwestern Virginia: The Civil War Letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004), 191. ^ Barbery, 83. ^ "Discover History and Heritage, 1875 to 1900," Roanoke Times, August 2015, 52; Barbery, 63, 88.

Sheffey wrote a long sequence of revealing letters that were only recently discovered and published. The article is particularly appropriate for this journal because John Preston Sheffey was the great-grandson of Colonel William Preston and his wife Susana, the founders of Smithfield. If you believe that any material in VTechWorks should be removed, please see our policy and procedure for Requesting that Material be Amended or Removed. All takedown requests will be promptly acknowledged and investigated.

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Far more than a mere documentation of the horrors and banality of the Civil War, John Preston Sheffey's literate and often witty writings demonstrate his ardor for battle, his love of his home state of Virginia, and his passion in waging a most arduous and suspenseful campaign: to win Josephine Spiller of Wytheville, Virginia, as his wife. Edited by James I. Robertson, Jr., Sheffey's letters are the first published correspondence by a member of the 8th Virginia Cavalry. They reflect the ever-present dangers of war and a soldier's poignant attempts to assuage a woman's fears of committing to a man enmeshed far from home in the dire struggle for the Confederacy.

Mavegelv
Very dry writing. I bought the book because the author was in command of the company my great-great-grandfather and his brothers were in -- the 8th Virginia Cavalry -- and there is a passage about the Thomas brothers in his letters home. Otherwise the book couldn't hold my attention.
Jaberini
I found this collection of letters to be an excellent source of research material. If you are trying to understand the civil war at the level of the individual soldier, this is the perfect starting place.