On the Carolina Coast: Fifth Regiment South Carolina Reserves

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:
On the Carolina Coast: Fifth Regiment South Carolina Reserves

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This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from November 26, 1862 to February 9, 1863. These letters are about Griffin's decision to accept the commission with the Reserves and go back to South Carolina. He told Leila that he was appointed lieutenant colonel of the Fifth Regiment of the South Carolina Reserves and though he was having a good time he had some conflicts with enlisted men and officers that had plagued him in Virginia.

Keywords: James B. Griffin; wartime letters; South Carolina Reserves; South Carolina; lieutenant colonel

Chapter.  12145 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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