Rose Cottage Chronicles by Arch Frederick Blakely audiobook

Rose Cottage Chronicles: Civil War Letters of the Bryant-Stephens Families of North Florida

Edited by Arch Frederick Blakely , Ann Smith Lainhart , and Winston Bryant Stephens
Read by Christopher Walker

Blackstone Publishing 9780813015507

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441785404

  • ISBN: 9781441785398

  • ISBN: 9781441785411

Runtime: 18.14 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

As fresh and poignant today as when they were written, these touching letters capture the heart of everyday life during the Civil War. Set both at home in Florida and on the front, the letters were written by two generations of families whose members included radical secessionists, moderates, and even a few unionists.

The domestic letters, written mostly by mothers and daughters, describe their emotions in dealing with Yankee invaders and slaves and offer a rare picture of the expanded role of women as farm managers. From the military camps, soldiers write about Abe Lincoln, “coloured troops,” and deadly battles. Especially, though, the letters tell a love story between Winston Stephens and Tivie Bryant, whose brief married life was interrupted by the war, then destroyed when Winston was killed in battle, days before their only son was born.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Just about everyone will be the richer for reading these letters.” Civil War Courier
“Chris Walker revives these voices by stepping aside and letting their natural expressiveness and surprising understatement be heard, without sounding stiff or disengaged. With this approach, Walker faithfully preserves the lively courtship and marriage of Winston Stephens and ‘Tivie’ Bryant.” AudioFile
“This is a treasure of untapped information about the Civil War, told from the Confederate point of view…Walker’s reading is appropriate. He makes the story flow.” Kliatt

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English