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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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Edgefield and Texas: Rebuilding Identities

Edgefield and Texas: Rebuilding Identities

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“A Gentleman and an Officer”

Judith N. McArthur

Orville Vernon Burton

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This chapter discusses the post-war experiences of James B. Griffin. He became so concerned about making a postwar living because his house was burned, his landholdings were greatly reduced and he had to support nine children. To avoid complicating his problems Griffin avoided politics, did not participate in the efforts against the Reconstruction and later moved to Texas. It was in Texas where he has recovered financially and established himself as a successful businessman.

Keywords:   James B. Griffin, post-war experiences, Reconstruction, Texas, businessman

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