The Peninsula Campaign

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:
The Peninsula Campaign

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This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from April 12 to June 14, 1862. These letters are about the move of Griffin's troops to Yorktown and his engagements at the Battle of Eltham's Landing and at Seven Pines. Griffin also told Leila about the competition for election to company and field offices occasioned by the army reorganization that spring and assured her that his chances of winning were good.

Keywords: James B. Griffin; wartime letters; Battle of Eltham's Landing; Battle of Seven Pines; army reorganization

Chapter.  21532 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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