Do They Miss Me at Home?: The Civil War Letters of William McKnight, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry by Donald C. ManessDo They Miss Me at Home?: The Civil War Letters of William McKnight, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry by Donald C. Maness

Do They Miss Me at Home?: The Civil War Letters of William McKnight, Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

EditorDonald C. Maness

Paperback | June 28, 2012

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William McKnight was a member of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry from September 1862 until his death in June of 1864. During his time of service, McKnight penned dozens of emotion-filled letters, primarily to his wife, Samaria, revealing the struggles of an entire family both before and during the war.

This collection of more than one hundred letters provides in-depth accounts of several battles in Kentucky and Tennessee, such as the Cumberland Gap and Knoxville campaigns that were pivotal events in the Western Theater. The letters also vividly respond to General John Hunt Morgan’s raid through Ohio and correct claims previously published that McKnight was part of the forces chasing Morgan. By all accounts Morgan did stay for a period of time at McKnight’s home in Langsville during his raid through Ohio, much to McKnight’s horror and humiliation, but McKnight was in Kentucky at the time. Tragically, McKnight was killed in action nearly a year later during an engagement with Morgan’s men near Cynthiana, Kentucky.
Donald C. Maness is the dean of the College of Education at Arkansas State University and a professor in the Teacher Education department. He is an avid Civil War enthusiast. H. Jason Combs is an associate professor of geography at the University of Nebraska Kearney. He has authored a number of articles appearing in refereed journa...
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Title:Do They Miss Me at Home?: The Civil War Letters of William McKnight, Seventh Ohio Volunteer CavalryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:Ohio University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0821420089

ISBN - 13:9780821420089

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“As a Union cavalryman in the western theater, a member of Ohio’s ‘River Regiment,’ William McKnight had a special vantage point for viewing some of the most dramatic events of the Civil War, and he poured his thoughts and impressions into his letters home. Ably edited in this timely collection, those letters make for interesting reading, sure to be welcomed by both amateur and professional historians of the Civil War.” — Steven E. Woodworth, Author of Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861–1865