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Published: 05 November 1998

256 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195124996

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For Cause and Comrades

Why Men Fought in the Civil War

James M. McPherson

  • James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, shows that, contrary to what many scholars believe, the soldiers of the Civil War remained powerfully convinced of the ideals for which they fought throughout the conflict
  • Drawing on more than 25,000 letters and nearly 250 private diaries from men on both sides
  • McPherson's masterful prose and the soldiers' own words combine to create both an important book on an often-overlooked aspect of our bloody Civil War, and a powerfully moving account of the men who fought it

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