Mutiny in the Civil War

Mutiny in the Civil War

by Webb B. Garrison
     
 
Far from being merely a struggle for home and hearth, preservation of the Union, eventual emancipation of slaves, and other noble ideas, the Civil War was nitty-gritty throughout. Mutiny in the Civil War is the first ever volume on the subject, and deals with almost two hundred incidents. This study of resistance to authority illuminates the extent to which thousands

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Far from being merely a struggle for home and hearth, preservation of the Union, eventual emancipation of slaves, and other noble ideas, the Civil War was nitty-gritty throughout. Mutiny in the Civil War is the first ever volume on the subject, and deals with almost two hundred incidents. This study of resistance to authority illuminates the extent to which thousands of ordinary fighting men and many officers were opposed to policies and orders. Even more than the obvious matter of desertion, mutinies reveal how unpopular the war effort, as waged, had become with the men on the firing line.

Aimed at general readers, Mutiny in the Civil War will also add material that will be new to specialists. These incidents range from one man to several regiments. Men of different ranks, nationalities, and races are all included in this one-of-a-kind study.

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This study of 200 incidents of mutiny during the Civil War illuminates the extent to which thousands of ordinary fighting men and many officers were opposed to policies and orders on both sides of the conflict. Soldiers of different ranks, nationalities, and races are all discussed. Includes b&w historical photos and illustrations. Garrison has held posts at Emory University and Vanderbilt University, and served as president of McKendree College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572492158
Publisher:
White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.14(d)

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