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

By: Weitz, Mark A.

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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.

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

Author Name: Weitz, Mark A.

Categories: General,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

ISBN Number: 0803298552

ISBN Number 13: 9780803298552

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803298552Z2

Description: 0803298552 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE