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More damning than slaughter : desertion in the Confederate Army

Author: Mark A Weitz
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More Damning than Slaughter is the first broad study of desertion in the Confederate Army. Incorporating extensive archival research with a synthesis of other secondary material, Mark A. Weitz confronts a question never fully addressed until now: did desertion hurt the Confederacy?"
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Genre/Form: History
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Weitz, Mark A., 1957-
More damning than slaughter.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607716900
Online version:
Weitz, Mark A., 1957-
More damning than slaughter.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)631128807
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Weitz
ISBN: 9780803247970 0803247974
OCLC Number: 57965982
Description: xix, 346 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The American practice --
My country ... my home --
Into the breach, 1861 --
Desertion in the heartland, 1862 --
Desertion in the East and the folly of leniency, 1862 --
Desertion, ideology, and the insidious business of oaths, 1863 --
"The number of desertions is so great," 1863 --
"War of the most wretched and savage character" --
The order of the day, 1864 --
"We conquered ourselves," 1865 and conclusion.
Responsibility: Mark A. Weitz.
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A study of desertion in the Confederate army. Incorporating archival research with a synthesis of other secondary material, it confronts a question: did desertion hurt the Confederacy? By examining  Read more...

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"[This book is the first attempt in decades to treat desertion in the entire South and the entire war, and it does so masterfully, despite the lost records that are the curse of any serious Read more...

 
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It's one of many hidden and basic truths

by FilmCriticOne (WorldCat user published 2012-07-24) Very Good Permalink

Desertions were massive, and we know that for a fact.   Jefferson Davis himself, astonishingly, said that 2/3 - 2/3!!-- of his soldiers deserted or were AWOL, and that was in September of 64.     They were deserting Lee's Army after Sharpsurg- - bv about 3/4!!   

 

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