The War For The Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, And Survived In Civil War Armies
- Civil War, American History
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The Civil War: a soldier’s-eye view
How did Civil War soldiers endure the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the conflict? This question is at the heart of Peter S. Carmichael’s sweeping study of men at war. Based on letters and records left behind by individual soldiers from both the North and the South, Carmichael explores the totality of the Civil War experience—the marching, the fighting, the boredom, the idealism, the exhaustion, and the frustrations of being away from families who often faced their own dire circumstances.
In examining how these soldiers thought, Carmichael reveals how, to the shock of most men, well-established notions of duty or disobedience, morality or immorality, loyalty or disloyalty, and bravery or cowardice were blurred by war.
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|Release Date:||December 1, 2018|