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A Higher Duty: Desertion among Georgia Troops during the Civil War ebook

by Mark A. Weitz


""Mark A. Weitz has produced an impressive work on an important and much neglected aspect of the Civil Wa.

""Weitz makes a significant contribution to Civil War studies. This is a book that will be cited frequently and discussed often. Mark A. Weitz's study of desertion among Georgia's Confederate soldiers is a perceptive treatment of an important state that helps flesh out our understanding of why and when men left the ranks.

Home Browse Books Book details, A Higher Duty: Desertion among Georgia Troops. A Higher Duty: Desertion among Georgia Troops during the Civil War. By Mark A. Weitz. 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.

Weitz contrasts desertion numbers, as well as demographics and economics, of different regions of Georgia to help show class differences between these regions. These differences help to further explain who deserted, when and why, and also why there was not more desertion in other parts of the state.

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

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 . Weitz is an independent Civil War scholar.

What does Confederate desertion say about Confederate nationalism and the war effort? Mark A. Author: Weitz, Mark . Weitz, Mark.

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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

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. Weitz, A Higher Duty: Desertion among Georgia Troops during the Civil War (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000). Weitz, More Damning than Slaughter: Desertion in the Confederate Army (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005). David Williams, Teresa Crisp Williams, and David Carlson, Plain Folk in a Rich Man's War: Class and Dissent in Confederate Georgia (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002). McGuire, Samuel B. "Desertion during the Civil Wa. New Georgia Encyclopedia. ISBN13:9780803247918.

A Higher Duty Desertion among Georgia Troops during the Civil War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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.
Nea
This was a very interesting study of how the war affected everyday life of citizens. The high rate of dissertion was due to many reasons but the higher duty that pulled the men was to the safety of their own family. When conflicted between duty to "the cause" and reports of starvation on the homefront, or of thier women and children being at the mercy of vagabonds, many men opted to honor the higher duty of their familial commitments. Very interesting to read about the lack of governmental support for fighting men's families; the women's resourcefulness in severe hardship; and how the soldiers' minds were focused on their children and their safety. If you want a fuller picture of the Civil War than what is presented by history books generally, read this book.
Malanim
Very informative for my family history records.
A Higher Duty: Desertion among Georgia Troops during the Civil War ebook
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Mark A. Weitz
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University of Nebraska Press (December 1, 2005)
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