By Diana Alexander
The tale of Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is an interesting one. because the in simple terms Mitford sister who didn't develop into what we might now name a celeb, by no means writing a e-book, espousing a reason and having fun with the straightforward pleasures of lifestyles within the Cotswold geographical region, she refrained from the intense urban lighting and the general public eye that her sisters so desperately craved. regardless of this, she had many wild adventures of her personal and used to be a great deal eager about the actions of her remarkable relations, deciding on up the numerous items whilst issues went disastrously improper - which they typically did - yet used to be regularly content material to be her personal mild, humorous and pleasant self. unswerving to the center, she inherited from her mom, woman Redesdale, the fidelity and kindness that underpinned the wilder exploits of the Mitford family members. certainly, innocence besides braveness and kindness was once one in all her impressive characteristics. however it used to be the innocence of a lady who had lived and suffered, enjoyed and misplaced, and conquer adversity to take pleasure in an strangely contented outdated age.
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Lawrence Kitchens would remain a lifelong friend. In December 1857, Reddick's land had been part of the territory removed from Warren County and given to a new creation, Glascock County, named after a soldier, lawyer, and politician from Augusta. 26 If Reddick had business in the county seatÐto call on the sheriff or fill in a form at the courthouseÐit was now the tiny town of Gibson he had to ride into, instead of Warrenton. Otherwise, the county boundary change made no difference to Reddick.
Reddick fought in many battles. Some of them were inconclusive skirmishes, but others were prolonged nightmares of importunate slaughter that left huge tracts of field and forest strewn with the swollen corpses of men and horses, congealed in mud and blood. Reddick's early battles were at South Mills, North Carolina; Seven Pines (aka Fair Oaks); the Seven Days Battles (from a first indecisive engagement at Oak Grove, aka King's School House, to the last, at Malvern Hill, on the first day of July 1862); Falling Creek, Virginia; and Second Bull Run.
Reddick was among the few to be there with Robert E. Lee when the end came. From his regiment, just nine officers and 196 other men could say the same. He was one of the first men in America to hear that the war was over. He had survived much of its recurrent, murderous nightmare. He had seen a gruesome, gory, sustained parade of horrors. He had endured many battles, months of prison-camp life, long nights of freezing weather, illness, and hunger, injury in the field, and the dangers of fever-ridden hospital wards.
The Other Mitford: Pamela's Story by Diana Alexander