Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
War MattersMaterial Culture in the Civil War Era$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joan E. Cashin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643205

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 25 June 2021

The Trophies of Victory and the Relics of Defeat

The Trophies of Victory and the Relics of Defeat

Returning Home in the Spring of 1865

Chapter:
(p.198) 9 The Trophies of Victory and the Relics of Defeat
Source:
War Matters
Author(s):
Peter S. Carmichael
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0010

As the war drew to a close in Virginia, veterans from both armies collected relics to validate their service to their respective causes. They gathered many different objects, such as tree branches, paper currency, paper documents, army boots, battle flags, and jewelry. But the Confederate keepsakes could serve another, more dire purpose, by underscoring racial solidarity among whites in the postwar South.

Keywords:   Veterans, Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers, Appomattox Court House, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, John Smith of Pennsylvania, John Chamberlayne of Virginia, Army of the Potomac, Army of Northern Virginia

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .