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The war for the common soldier : how men thought, fought, and survived in Civil War armies / Peter S. Carmichael.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library E 607 .C37 2018 30775305552813 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781469643090
  • ISBN: 146964309X
  • Physical Description: 392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-379) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Comrades, camp, and community -- Providence and cheerfulness -- Writing home -- Courage and cowardice -- Desertion and military justice -- Facing the enemy and confronting defeat -- The trophies of victory and the relics of defeat.
Summary, etc.:
"Based on close examination of the letters and records left behind by individual soldiers from both the North and the South, Carmichael explores the totality of the Civil War experience--the marching, the fighting, the boredom, the idealism, the exhaustion, the punishments, and the frustrations of being away from families who often faced their own dire circumstances"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States. Army > Military life.
Confederate States of America. Army > Military life.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.

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