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For cause and comrades : why men fought in the Civil War

Author: James M McPherson; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why did the conventional wisdom -- that soldiers become increasingly cynical and disillusioned as war progresses -- not hold true in the Civil War? It is to this question that Civil War historian James M. McPherson now turns his attention. He shows that, contrary to what many scholars believe, the soldiers of the Civil War remained powerfully convinced of the ideals for which they fought throughout the conflict.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
History
Personal narratives
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 9780195090239 0195090233 0195124995 9780195124996
OCLC Number: 34912692
Description: xviii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: This war is a crusade --
We were in earnest --
Anxious for the fray --
If I flinched I was ruined --
Religion is what makes brave soldiers --
Band of brothers --
On the altar of my country --
The cause of liberty --
Slavery must be cleaned out --
We know that we are supported at home --
Vengeance will be our motto --
The same holy cause.
Other Titles: Why men fought in the Civil War
For cause & comrades
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.
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Drawing on letters written by over 1000 soldiers, both Union and Confederate, during the American Civil War, this book recreates the war and its battles. It finds the men to be idealistic about the  Read more...

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In For Cause and Comrades the voices of the young men of the North and South sing out to us clearly, colorfully, compellingly, telling us what it was like for them - the battles, the camps, the cold Read more...

 
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