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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]
Series: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : 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"--
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carmichael, Peter S.
War for the common soldier.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010258
(OCoLC)1028584329
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Carmichael
ISBN: 9781469643106 1469643103 9781469643113 1469643111
OCLC Number: 1062360539
Description: 1 online resource (392 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles.
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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Carmichael deserves high marks for producing a thought-provoking book on the mental machinations of combatants caught up in our nation's bloodiest conflict.--The Annals of Iowa If you are interested Read more...

 
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