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Lincoln's Mercenaries: Economic Motivation Among Union Soldiers During the Civil War

William Marvel
Format
Book
Published
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2018]
Language
English
Series
Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War
Conflicting Worlds
ISBN
9780807169520, 0807169528
Summary
"Lincoln's Mercenaries considers the question of whether the burden of military service in the Union army was borne mainly by the poor during the American Civil War"--
Contents
  • Hard times
  • Ninety-day war: Lincoln's militia call
  • Arm'd year: three-year volunteers, 1861
  • Families fighting a hard war
  • Raising a bounty army: volunteers and drafted militia, 1862
  • Bounty men go to war
  • Soldiers of misfortune, 1862-1863
  • The rising price of patriotism, 1863-1865
  • The needy hero.
Description
xviii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-322) and index.
Technical Details
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