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A Dreadful Affect Upon Good Soldiers : A Study of a Desertion in a Confederate Regiment

Ruffner, Kevin Conley
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Ruffner, Kevin Conley
Advisor
Ayers, Edward
Stagg, John
Abstract
This paper examines desertion in the 44th Virginia Infantry Regiment. This paper seeks to discover the causes and effects of desertion; it seeks any correlation between desertion and various socioeconomic indicators such as age, occupation, ethnicity, illiteracy, military rank, marital status, slave holding wealth, and time of desertion. This examination tests the popular assertion that the Civil War was a poor man's fight through a close analysis of an actual fighting unit.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Corcoran Department of History, MA (Master of Arts), 1987
Published Date
1987-08
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Notes
Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.
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