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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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The Trophies of Victory and the Relics of Defeat

The Trophies of Victory and the Relics of Defeat

(p.266) 7 The Trophies of Victory and the Relics of Defeat
The War for the Common Soldier
Gary W. Gallagher, T. Michael Parrish
University of North Carolina Press

Civil War soldiers understood that what thy saved would help shape historical memories and influence public meanings for years to come. Civil War soldiers were always intrigued by the relics, but their craving for things of war became an obsession during the last weeks of the Confederacy’s existence when both sides were grasping for things to help them remember the past as they transitioned to a future without war.

Keywords:   material culture, relics, historical memory, surrender, Appomattox, Army of Northern Virginia, Army of the Potomac, Grand Review

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