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The war for the common soldier : how men thought, fought, and survived in Civil War armies

Author: Peter S Carmichael
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Carmichael
ISBN: 9781469643090 146964309X 9781469664033 1469664038
OCLC Number: 1028584329
Description: 392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Other Titles: How men thought, fought, and survived in Civil War armies
Responsibility: Peter S. Carmichael.

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How did Civil War soldiers endure the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the conflict? This question is at the heart of Peter S. Carmichael's sweeping new study of men at war.  Read more...

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A much-needed update of the experience of the Civil War's fighting men on both sides. . . . He illustrates his main points with extensive quotations from primary sources plus a variety of Read more...

 
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