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“A Gentleman and an Officer”A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War$
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James B. Griffin, Judith N. McArthur, and Orville Vernon Burton

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195093124

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001

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The Peninsula Campaign

The Peninsula Campaign

Letters 37 through 57 12 April through 14 June 1862

(p.192) 5 The Peninsula Campaign
“A Gentleman and an Officer”

Judith N. McArthur

Orville Vernon Burton

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This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from April 12 to June 14, 1862. These letters are about the move of Griffin's troops to Yorktown and his engagements at the Battle of Eltham's Landing and at Seven Pines. Griffin also told Leila about the competition for election to company and field offices occasioned by the army reorganization that spring and assured her that his chances of winning were good.

Keywords:   James B. Griffin, wartime letters, Battle of Eltham's Landing, Battle of Seven Pines, army reorganization

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