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From Conciliation to Conquest The Sack of Athens and the Court-Martial of Colonel John B

Author: George C Bradley; Richard L Dahlen
Publisher: Tuscaloosa University of Alabama Press 2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the summer of 1862, the U.S. Army court martialed Colonel John B. Turchin, a Russian-born Union officer, for ""outrages"" committed by his troops in Athens, Alabama. By modern standards, the outrages were minor: stores looted, safes cracked, and homes vandalized. There was one documented act of personal violence, the rape of a young black woman. The pillage of Athens violated a government policy of conciliation;  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George C Bradley; Richard L Dahlen
ISBN: 9780817315269 0817315268 9780817381707 0817381708
OCLC Number: 1020170712
Description: 1 online resource (310 Seiten)

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In the summer of 1862, the U.S. Army court martialed Colonel John B. Turchin, a Russian-born Union officer, for ""outrages"" committed by his troops in Athens, Alabama. By modern standards, the outrages were minor: stores looted, safes cracked, and homes vandalized. There was one documented act of personal violence, the rape of a young black woman. The pillage of Athens violated a government policy of conciliation; it was hoped that if Southern civilians were treated gently as citizens of the United States, they would soon return their allegiance to the federal government. By f ...

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