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A Soldier's Letters to Charming Nellie

Joseph Benjamin Polley

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Whether written in camp, in hospital, or in hospitable home, the letters tell a plain, unvarnished, and true story of the observations and experiences, the impressions and feelings, of a soldier whose only personal regret is that he could not be one of those whose paroles at Appomattox are patents incontestable that they fought for the right as they saw it, as long as there was a hope to encourage them. Though not intended as history, they are historical in the respect that they narrate actual occurrences in camp, on the march, and in the battle. The lady to whom all but the last were addressed was no more a myth from 1861 to 1865 than now, when, a gray-haired wife, mother, and grandmother, she presides with the grace and dignity of the truest womanhood over the home made for her by the gallant officer of the Tennessee Army, her first and only beloved, whom she wedded shortly after the close of the war. To her soldier correspondent she was the friend of one more than a friend. It was not until March of 1865 that they ever met. Her letters kept him so well-advised of all that was transpiring in Texas, and were so friendly, entertaining, and altogether "charming," that, without leave or license, he substituted that adjective for the conventional "Miss" to which she was entitled. (Summary by J. B. Polley)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

41:03