Reluctant Rebels : The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (334 p.)ISBN: 9780807895634Subject(s): Confederate States of America - Military life | Confederate States of America - Recruiting, enlistment, etc | Confederate States of America - Social conditions | Confederate States of America -- Social conditions | Confederate States of America. Army -- Military life | Confederate States of America. Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc | Soldiers - Confederate States of America - History | Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- History | Soldiers - Confederate States of America - Social conditions | Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Social conditions | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reluctant Rebels : The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861DDC classification: 973.7/13 | 973.713 LOC classification: E545 .N64 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: What They Did Not Fight For; I: ''When Our Rights Were Threatened''; II: ''Fighting for the Property We Gained by Honest Toil''; III: ''We Are a Band of Brothers and Native to the Soil''; APPENDIX; Notes; Works Cited; Index
After the feverish mobilization of secession had faded, why did Southern men join the Confederate army? Kenneth Noe examines the motives and subsequent performance of ""later enlisters."" He offers a nuanced view of men who have often been cast as less patriotic and less committed to the cause, rekindling the debate over who these later enlistees were, why they joined, and why they stayed and fought. Noe refutes the claim that later enlisters were more likely to desert or perform poorly in battle and reassesses the argument that they were less ideologically savvy than their counterpart
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