The Boys of Diamond Hill

The Boys of Diamond Hill : The Lives and Civil War Letters of the Boyd Family of Abbeville County, South Carolina

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In April 1861, brothers Daniel and Pressley Boyd left their farm in Abbeville County, South Carolina, to join the Confederate army. The Civil War soon swept their other brothers, William, Thomas and Andrew, as well as brother-in-law Fenton Hall into service. By the war's end, only Daniel survived. The extensive collection of letters the Boyds left behind, assembled for the first time, details their experiences across almost every theater of the war and offers commentary on many aspects of soldier life--from illness, death, and religion to friendly fire, desertion, and politics. Few families sacrificed as much to the Confederate cause as did the Boyds. Their letters remain a testament to their commitment and reveal the profound human impact of war.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 258.55g
  • Jefferson, NC, United States
  • English
  • 0786463333
  • 9780786463336

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"a handsome book...well-researched, well-documented, and beautifully presented...you will rejoice as the primary materials brings their experiences to life as only first-hand accounts can do"--Military Writers Society of America; "the reader gets a very good look inside the hearts and souls of this South Carolina family"--Confederate Veteran; "a WOW Rating"--The Lone Star Book Review.
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About J. Keith Jones

J. Keith Jones, a native of Georgia who now lives in North Carolina, writes history and fiction.
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