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The War for the Common SoldierHow Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies$
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Peter S. Carmichael

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643090

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643090.001.0001

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Courage and Cowardice

Courage and Cowardice

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(p.132) 4 Courage and Cowardice
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The War for the Common Soldier
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Gary W. Gallagher, T. Michael Parrish
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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643090.003.0005

Why did Civil War soldiers continue to risk their lives in battle, and how did the survivors cope with the trauma of warfare? This chapter focuses on the ways that men in Civil War armies adapted to the practical and cultural mechanisms of authority that were both visible and imperceptible to those in the ranks.

Keywords:   Civil War soldiers, combat, gender, manliness, combat motivation, military discipline, military coercion, sentimentalism, trauma of warfare, mechanisms of authority

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