Civil War Soldiers

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Viking, 1988 - History - 274 pages
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Drawing from unpublished letters and journals of soldiers, Reid Mitchell creates a rich social portrait of the Americans who fought in the Civil War and how their conviction, hopes, and prejudices were often starkly belied by the unseemly, contradictory reality of war.

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With a "post-Vietnam'' sensitivity to how combat and military discipline transform common folk into soldiers, Mitchell (American history, Princeton) offers the most original reading of Civil War ... Read full review

Contents

WARS FOR FREEDOM
1
ENEMIES AND SAVAGES
24
THE CONFEDERATE EXPERIENCE
148
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Reid Mitchell is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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