Since our last post, we have been working hard to insure 2018 will be our best year to date. We are very excited—and hope you will be too— to be starting the new year with a new title:
My Own Darling Wife: Letters from a Confederate Volunteer, edited and introduced by Andrew P. Calhoun, Jr.
This book is a collection of never before published letters of John Francis Calhoun written to his wife Rebecca Nobles Calhoun during the War for Southern Independence.
John Francis Calhoun was a grand-nephew of the great South Carolina Statesman, John C. Calhoun.. He entered the Confederate Army in April 1861 as a lieutenant in the 7th South Carolina Volunteers. Calhoun owned several farms, a tanning yard, and a grist mill in Abbeville District of South Carolina. His letters not only give an account of his life as a soldier, and his concern for his wife and infant daughter at home, they also provide a rich source of information about farming, business, and his extended family.
FROM THE LETTERS:
“Those who will not now come forth and strike a blow in defence of our homes, do not deserve the name of freeman and the benefits and enjoyments of a free government.”
“I hear some of the officers and men saying this war is making business women of our wives, they are economizing and attending to business like men and learning to be very ingenious in making everything at home.”
“Our revolutionary fathers fought seven years, half-fed, poorly clad, and in the dead of winter they were often bare footed, and could be tracked by the blood on the snow and ice from their bleeding feet; and are we unworthy of the rich legacy they handed down to us - shall we falter when we are ‘almost there’”?
My Own Darling Wife is now available in both print and digital format.
Unlike most of our previous titles, the print edition is hard-bound. It is available at all major (and several minor) online book retailers including Amazon.com.
The digital edition is available at our online store as well as Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and many, many other outlets.
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