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

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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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This civil war book is unique, in that we see the war from the perspective of those who were involved. Linderman includes excerpts from letters and diaries of the men who fought this horrible war. The ... 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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