UNDERSTANDING THE DESERTION OF SOUTH CAROLINIAN SOLDIERS DURING THE FINAL YEARS OF THE CONFEDERACY*

@article{Doyle2013UNDERSTANDINGTD,
  title={UNDERSTANDING THE DESERTION OF SOUTH CAROLINIAN SOLDIERS DURING THE FINAL YEARS OF THE CONFEDERACY*},
  author={P. Doyle},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={56},
  pages={657 - 679}
}
  • P. Doyle
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT Although the American Civil War is perhaps the most written about event in American history, the issue of desertion has often retained a neglected position in the conflict's dense historiography. Those historians who have studied military absenteeism during the war have tended to emphasize socio-economic factors as motivating men to leave the army and return home. The Register of Confederate Deserters, a list of southern soldiers who crossed into Union lines and took an oath of loyalty… Expand
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