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October 27, 2014

Affectionately Yours: The Civil War Home Front: Letters of the Ovid Butler Family

Affectionately Yours: The Civil War Home Front: Letters of the Ovid Butler Family
by Davis, Barbara Butler, editor
973.7477252 A2565d

Affectionately Yours has the uncommon approach of being constructed around 65 letters sent from home to the Civil War soldier. The reader is allowed that rare opportunity to learn the details of family life on the Indiana home front.

The soldier is Irvingtonian Scot Butler (of Butler University fame). We are grateful he had the foresight and ability to protect and preserve those many letters while on the battlefield.

Scot’s great granddaughter Barbara Butler Davis is to be commended for her editorial skills. As you read, it will become obvious that this book is her labor of love. Scot’s transcribed letters carry the book, and Ms. Davis excellent notations compliment and amplify the story throughout. This is a Civil War book unlike most, and belongs in every Civil War library.

                            --Recommended by Mike Hylton, Irvington Library



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