Item description for Troubled State: Civil War Journals of Franklin Archibald Dick by Gari Carter...
Buried for years in family files, this important firsthand Civil War account of Franklin Dick's experiences as Missouri assistant adjunct general and provost marshal general gives a new view of politics, power, and divided loyalties in the state of Missouri. It is filled with the intrigue and emotion of major Civil War figures Nathaniel Lyon, Montgomery Blair, John C. Frmont, and Abraham Lincoln, Troubled State is a new resource for library collections, historians and Civil War buffs.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.3" Height: 1" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Truman State University Press
ISBN 1931112746 ISBN13 9781931112741
Availability 28 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 26, 2017 10:55.
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Civil War in St. Louis Jul 23, 2008
This book gives a first person perspective on what the civil war meant to one union supporter who had a law office in St. Louis, but later left to avoid the conflicts in Missouri. Well done!
A Personal Civil War Story Jun 16, 2008
This book is an authentic, first person account of the Civil War situation in Missouri from 1861 to 1865. It is taken from the hand written journals of Franklin Archibald Dick, and compiled by his great, great granddaughter, Gari Carter.
The journals are an amazing, new and primary source of information on the Civil War. They are his personal notes on the War, the U.S. economy and global politics of the era. He was a perceptive attorney and Union officer, and recorded his day-to-day experiences in the Troubled State Journals
If you want a close-up account of the Civil War story in the state of Missouri, directly from a man who was there, read this book.
Written by Franklin Archibald Dick, a St. Louis attorney, Union officer, and provost marshal general Jun 9, 2008
Troubled State: Civil War Journals of Franklin Archibald Dick is a collection of private journals written by Franklin Archibald Dick, a St. Louis attorney, Union officer, and provost marshal general. Assiduously assembled by Franklin Dick's great-great-granddaughter Gari Carter, Troubled State offers a firsthand view of historical events such as the early Camp Jackson incident (during which he was Captain Lyon's assistant adjutant general). Dick was concerned about the slow progression and horrendous cost of the civil war; witnessing the divided city of St. Louis broke his heart, and journals reflect his progression from optimism to grave doubts about the future. Thoughtfully annotated and supplemented with brief biographies as well as a family genealogy and bibliography, Troubled State is a welcome addition to Civil War primary source shelves.