While Father Is Away: The Civil War Letters Of William H. Bradbury by Jennifer C. BohrnstedtWhile Father Is Away: The Civil War Letters Of William H. Bradbury by Jennifer C. Bohrnstedt

While Father Is Away: The Civil War Letters Of William H. Bradbury

byJennifer C. Bohrnstedt

Hardcover | February 28, 2003

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While Father is Away reveals the intimate story of a British-American's role in the American Civil War. William Bradbury's letters home provide a rare window on the unique relationships among husband, wife, and children while a father was away at war.

Yorkshire attorney turned Union volunteer soldier Bradbury became a "privileged private" with extraordinary access to powerful Union generals including Daniel Butterfield, future president Benjamin Harrison, and Clinton B. Fisk, the region's administrator for the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction.

The letters also provide an in-depth look at this driven land speculator and manager for the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railway. As a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Manchester Guardian, Bradbury was both eyewitness to and participant in the shaping of events in the world as it moved west.

Title:While Father Is Away: The Civil War Letters Of William H. BradburyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.36 × 6.28 × 1.16 inPublished:February 28, 2003Publisher:University Press Of KentuckyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813122597

ISBN - 13:9780813122595

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