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A Place Called Appomattox$
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William Marvel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469628394

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.001.0001

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The Crusade

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A Place Called Appomattox
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William Marvel

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0005

As the Confederate Army draws white residents out of the county, citizens with greater resources find exemptions or nominal military details for themselves and their male family members. The only escape for poorer soldiers is desertion, and some choose that path. Appomattox soldiers suffer extensively in both battlefield casualties and from camp diseases. Companies raised in Appomattox County are heavily involved in fighting with the Army of Northern Virginia, particularly in the Seven Days, South Mountain, and at Antietam. Appomattox men participate in the focal point of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, where their company is decimated and their army defeated. Meanwhile, commissary and quartermaster levies of provender and livestock weigh heavily on the civilian population.

Keywords:   conscription, desertion, Seven Days, South Mountain, Antietam, Gettysburg, quartermaster levies

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