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A Higher Duty: Desertion among Georgia Troops during the Civil War / Edition 1
     

A Higher Duty: Desertion among Georgia Troops during the Civil War / Edition 1

by Mark A. Weitz
 

ISBN-10: 0803298552

ISBN-13: 9780803298552

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback


This book addresses the most important issues associated with Confederate desertion. How many soldiers actually deserted, when did they desert, and why? What does Confederate desertion say about Confederate nationalism and the war effort? Mark A. Weitz has taken his argument beyond the obvious reasons for desertion–that war is a horrific and cruel experience

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This book addresses the most important issues associated with Confederate desertion. How many soldiers actually deserted, when did they desert, and why? What does Confederate desertion say about Confederate nationalism and the war effort? Mark A. Weitz has taken his argument beyond the obvious reasons for desertion–that war is a horrific and cruel experience—and examined the emotional and psychological reasons that might induce a soldier to desert. Just as loyalty to his fellow soldiers might influence a man to charge into a hail of lead, loyalty to his wife and family could also lead him to risk a firing squad in order to return home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803298552
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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