The Resource A Palmetto boy : Civil War-era diaries and letters of James Adams Tillman, (electronic resource)

A Palmetto boy : Civil War-era diaries and letters of James Adams Tillman, (electronic resource)

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A Palmetto boy : Civil War-era diaries and letters of James Adams Tillman
Title
A Palmetto boy
Title remainder
Civil War-era diaries and letters of James Adams Tillman
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Language
eng
Summary
The Tillman family of Edgefield, South Carolina, is forever linked to Palmetto State history, but not all of its members have yet had their stories told. James Adams Tillman (1842-1866) never had the chance to become a governor or U.S. senator like his younger brother "Pitchfork" Ben or a U.S. congressman like his older brother George. But, like his more famous siblings, James also dedicated his life to the service of his community and state-a dedication that led to his death at the young age of twenty-four from injuries sustained during the Civil War. Overshadowed in the annals of history by his brothers, James has largely been unrecognized until now. Edited by Bobbie Swearingen Smith, these collected diary entries and family letters offer a significant historical record of the Civil War era as experienced by a steadfast representative of this prominent South Carolina family and offer meaningful insights into James's brief life and ultimate sacrifice. At nineteen James Tillman had completed secondary school and had intentions to pursue a teaching career when the outbreak of the Civil War changed his priorities. Tillman enlisted with the Twenty-fourth South Carolina Volunteer Infantry of Edgefield and attained the rank of captain during the war. He was initially stationed along the coastal defenses south of Charleston and fought in both battles of Secessionville in 1862. He was wounded at Chickamauga in 1863, and his mother and brother Ben brought him home to recover. Tillman returned to duty and spent much of 1864 under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston in Tennessee and North Carolina, retreating from General Sherman's advance. At the war's end, Tillman returned home crestfallen and witnessed the rough onset of Reconstruction, writing in his diaries about those he saw as descending on South Carolina to profit from the defeated South. In June 1866, a little more than a year after his discharge, he died of complications from his combat wounds. Through the combination of Tillman's diaries and letters, the modern reader is invited to share in both the immediacy of his thoughts from the war front and his contemplative expressions of those experiences for his home-front audience of family members. Tillman's personal narrative adds another layer to our understanding of the historical significance of the Tillman family and offers a compelling firsthand account of the motivations and actions of a young South Carolinian at war as he struggled to find sense in the midst of unfathomable chaos
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Midwest
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1842-1866
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Tillman, James Adams
Dewey number
  • 975.7/03092
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Tillman, James Adams
  • Tillman, James Adams
  • Confederate States of America
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Electronic books
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • United States
  • United States
  • Chester (S.C.)
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adult
Label
A Palmetto boy : Civil War-era diaries and letters of James Adams Tillman, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12068437
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12068437
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12068437
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remote
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12068437
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Palmetto boy : Civil War-era diaries and letters of James Adams Tillman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12068437
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12068437
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12068437
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12068437
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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