For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War

@inproceedings{Mcpherson1997ForCA,
  title={For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War},
  author={James Murdoch Mcpherson},
  year={1997}
}
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