Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - History - 368 pages
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Linderman traces each soldier's path from the exhilaration of enlistment to the disillusionment of battle to postwar alienation. He provides a rare glimpse of the personal battle that raged within soldiers then and now.
  

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Review: Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War

User Review  - Greg Sumers - Goodreads

Started very slow, but wasn't until getting to the 2nd half of this book did I then understand what Linderman was after. He does a great job showing the stark contrast and changes in the soldier's ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
PART ONE COURAGES WAR 1 Courage at the Core
7
Courage from Battlefield to Hospital
17
Courage as the Cement of Armies
34
The Uses of Courage
61
Courage and Civilian Society
80
PART TWO A PERILOUS EDUCATION
111
Unexpected Adversaries
113
The New Severity
169
A Warfare of Terror
180
Unraveling Ties
216
Disillusionment
240
Epilogue
266
DRAMATIS PERSONAE
298
NOTES
315
BIBLIOGRAPHY
335

Sword and Shovel
134
Unraveling Convictions
156

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