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A proper sense of honor : service and sacrifice in George Washington's army

Author: Caroline Cox
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Caroline Cox examines the great gap that existed in the conditions of service of soldiers and officers in the Continental Army. She looks particularly at disparities between soldiers' and officers' living conditions, punishments medical care, burial, and treatment as prisoners of war. Using pension records, memoirs, and contemporary correspondence, Cox illuminates not only the persistence of hierarchy in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Cox
ISBN: 080782884X 9780807828847 9780807858615 0807858617
OCLC Number: 54529087
Description: xxii, 338 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Take the length of every soldier : servants, sons, and gentlemen of the Continental Army --
A proper sense of honor : educating officers and soldiers --
Necessary and excusable measures : the policy and practice of punishment --
Oh the groans of the sick : health, status, and military medicine --
The last duty to the dead : death and burial in the Continental Army --
Onspeakable sufrings such as no man can tell : status and the treatment of prisoners of war.
Responsibility: Caroline Cox.
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