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Private ConfederaciesThe Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers$
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James J. Broomall

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469651989

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651989.001.0001

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(p.153) Conclusion
Private Confederacies

James J. Broomall

University of North Carolina Press

The evidence of period diaries contrasted with post-war writings shows that Confederate veterans’ attempts at emotional expression were vastly altered by their wartime experiences. The public face of the Civil War became increasingly sanitized and reductive, while the privately expressed emotions became at once masked by public heroism and confused by private doubts and sadness.

Keywords:   Confederate veterans, Southern men – emotions, Perceptions of war

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