The loyal, true, and brave : America's Civil War soldiers / edited by Steven E. Woodworth.

Contributor(s): Woodworth, Steven EMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, 2002Description: xii, 222 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0842029303 (alk. paper); 9780842029308 (alk. paper); 0842029311 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780842029315 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Confederate States of America. Army -- History | Soldiers -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Social conditions | United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century | Confederate States of America. Army -- Military life | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Loyal, true, and brave.; Online version:: Loyal, true, and brave.DDC classification: 973.7/42 LOC classification: E607 | .L69 2002
Contents:
Joining the army -- In battle -- On the nature of courage -- In the hospital -- In prison -- In camp and on the march -- The black soldier -- On the meaning of the war.
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Joining the army -- In battle -- On the nature of courage -- In the hospital -- In prison -- In camp and on the march -- The black soldier -- On the meaning of the war.

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Woodworth (Texas Christian Univ.) has selected brief excerpts from some of the most important books written about the Civil War soldier and introduces them briefly with critical explanations. Although he does not present new research about the common soldier, he sums up the research that has already been done. This is a good synopsis of a debate that has been going on since the war ended, for, as the author says, the way in which the soldier's story has been told has changed over the years. Regardless, the Civil War soldier's own story remains the focus of the entire study. Woodworth begins with military experiences as narrated by the soldiers themselves and moves on to the interpretations of Bell Irvin Wiley, Gerald Linderman, James McPherson, and Earl Hess, to name a few. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of the soldier's life from joining the army to why the men fought. Woodworth has especially good chapters on the experience of Civil War combat, the nature of courage, and the black soldier. Most of the narrative accounts are from the Northern soldier's perspective. Recommended for Civil War collections. All levels. E. M. Thomas Gordon College

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