Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2010

286 Pages | 47 b&w illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780823233922

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Soldiers North and South

The Everyday Experiences of the Men Who Fought America's Civil War

Paul A. Cimbala

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Presents a vivid picture of the Civil War soldier's life
  • Highlights include motivations for men to enlist, and why blacks and other ethnic groups joined up; the mental and physical consequences to soldier survivors; drug and alcohol addiction in the Civil War; women's contributions on both sides of the war; daily life in the camp, letter writing crazes to newspapers, camp followers and sex; prisoners' and guards' lives; the Freedmen's Bureau; veterans, including black veterans; and organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan
  • Includes a timeline to put dates and events in better perspective and a comprehensive, topically arranged bibliography of primary and secondary sources

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