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The McKee Letters, 1859-1880 Correspondence of a Georgia Farm Family During the Civil War and Reconstruction

by McKee, Hugh
Publisher: Boyd Publishing
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 1890307300

Residing outside Atlanta, Martin and Polly McKee raised 10 children on the eve of the Civil War. Although opposed to secession, the family sent three sons into Confederate service. The correspondence collected in this annotated book largely consists of wartime letters exchanged between family members and friends. As the war stretched on, one gray-clad son despaired in a letter written his parents: "I want this Rich Man's Fuss and Pore Man's Fite to soon close." A retrospective memoir about the war years by a younger son is also included.

review of The McKee Letters, 1859-1880 Correspondence of a Georgia Farm Family During the Civil War and Reconstruction, by McKee, Hugh, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).