“My Dear Mollie: The Letters of Brigadier General Daniel Griffin, Commander of the 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry”
The Daniel Griffin collection is one of the most outstanding collections of letters chronicling the major events of the Civil War. The letters were written between September 1861 to February 1865, and addressed to his wife Mary “Mollie” Compton. In vivid detail Daniel gives his description of camp life and major battles including battles of Perryville, Atlanta, and others. The letters accurately describe people, events, and emotions of the period, the horror of battle, the pain of being separated from loved ones, the humor of camp life, valor, courage, and patriotism. Bryan Bush is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and graduated with honors from Murray State University with a degree in History and Psychology. He completed his Master’s Thesis at the University of Louisville in 2005. In this program he will discuss the letters of Brigadier General Daniel Griffin, edited and annotated by Bush in 2003. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336). Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.