Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Plain Folk's FightThe Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mark V. Wetherington

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780807829639

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see http://www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 September 2017

| Not in the Flesh Again

| Not in the Flesh Again

Chapter:
(p.179) 6 | Not in the Flesh Again
Source:
Plain Folk's Fight
Author(s):

Mark V. Wetherington

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.9

This chapter examines the impact of the Civil War on traditional notions of death, particularly among Georgia's white plain folk: who should die, when and where death should take place, and the circumstances surrounding death, burial, and mourning. It considers how the war made death a common occurrence in the antebellum South, especially among the very young, and how the fear of wartime death transcended both race and class. It also looks at how the Confederate soldiers' deaths became the political expression of Southern nationalism and raised the level of hatred toward the Yankees. In addition, the chapter discusses how misery evoked poignant memories of faces never to be seen again “in the Flesh”.

Keywords:   death, Civil War, Georgia, plain folk, burial, mourning, South, soldiers, nationalism, Yankees

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .