Remember Me. The Civil War letters of Lt. George Robinson and his son, Sgt. James F. Robinson of “The Glenn”, Hamburg, South Carolina 1861-1862

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Remember Me. The Civil War letters of Lt. George Robinson and his son, Sgt. James F. Robinson of “The Glenn”, Hamburg, South Carolina 1861-1862 - Richard L. Beach. Remember Me is a chronicle of the early months of the Civil War told in letters by Lt. George Robinson and his son, Sgt. James F. Robinson. Original spelling and capitalization has been retained to add another dimension to the lives of these two men. Their story is private in nature as the letters were written to inform and comfort those loved ones at home concerned for their health and safety. “I am well and so is Jim and in good spirits – excitement runs high – we have just recd our arms, fine ones....” As such, these men give the modern reader not only a glimpse of history from a first-hand point of view, but also the inner thoughts of both an officer and an enlisted man in one volume. Father and son began writing letters home from Charleston, South Carolina, on 9 January 1861, describing their daily life while working to build defenses in the harbor. When George's company disbanded, he returned home to manage his business and farm, and James enlisted in the 7th South Carolina Volunteers. James went to Northern Virginia, continuing to write home about his surroundings and life of a Confederate soldier from July, 1861, until August 1862. An introductory chapter gives a brief history of the family. (1991), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 92 pp. 101-B0503 ISBN: 1556135033