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Young Man of Promise :  The Flower of the Family: James Marsh Read 1833-1865 - Gretchen  Howe Miller

Young Man of Promise

The Flower of the Family: James Marsh Read 1833-1865

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9781418464813
Number Of Pages: 220

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This book is a collection of letters written by James Marsh Read (1833-1865) to his family in Winooski, Vermont and their replies to him. After graduation from the University of Vermont, he joined a US Geological Survey team that spent three years in Texas and New Mexico trying to find underground water to facilitate travel to California. Fascinated by the desert, enthusiastic about all he was learning, he writes to parents, sisters and brothers about his first adventure. After a brief interval as assistant to the editor of a Burlington, Vermont, newspaper, he answers Lincoln's first call for 75,000 volunteers in April 1861. From then until the end of the Civil War, he writes about life in camp, the rigors of battle (he fought in a dozen major battles), and the abilities of various generals. No matter how difficult his situation, he is always concerned about the people at home. Because he writes so well, we are able to know and appreciate this fine young man.

ISBN: 9781418464813
ISBN-10: 1418464813
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st August 2004
Dimensions (cm): 27.69 x 21.03  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.51

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