Chapter

“Without Counting the Cost”

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195093124
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853915 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0001
“Without Counting the Cost”

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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

Chapter.  30752 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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