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Wars within a WarControversy and Conflict over the American Civil War$
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Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832752

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898444_waugh

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Not a Veteran in the Poorhouse: Civil War Pensions and Soldiers' Homes

Not a Veteran in the Poorhouse: Civil War Pensions and Soldiers' Homes

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(p.202) Not a Veteran in the Poorhouse: Civil War Pensions and Soldiers' Homes
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Wars within a War
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James Marten

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807898444_waugh.13

This chapter focuses on the issue of pensions for disabled veterans and the heated debate it sparked in the North. The debate revealed a chasm between former soldiers and those who had not served, and raised the issue of the role of national government in caring for men who had defended the republic. The creation of soldiers' homes brought other questions to the fore, including whether their residents gave up some measure of manhood in accepting governmental support.

Keywords:   disabled veterans, pension policy, soldiers' homes, government support

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