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A More Civil War: How the Union Waged a Just War

D. H. Dilbeck


During the Civil War, Americans confronted profound moral problems about how to fight in the conflict. In this innovative book, D.H. Dilbeck reveals how the Union sought to wage a just war against the Confederacy. He shows that northerners fought according to a distinct "moral vision of war," an array of ideas about the nature of a truly just and humane military effort. Dilbeck tells how Union commanders crafted rules of conduct to ensure their soldiers defeated the Confederacy as swiftly as possible while also limiting the total destruction unleashed by the fighting. Dilbeck explores how Unio ... More

Keywords: American Civil War, Union army, Just War Theory, Laws of War, Francis Lieber

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630519
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630519.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. H. Dilbeck, author
Oklahoma Baptist University