Desertion During the Civil War

Desertion During the Civil War Desertion during the Civil War originally published in remains the only book length treatment of its subject Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from both the Northern a

  • Title: Desertion During the Civil War
  • Author: Ella Lonn William Blair
  • ISBN: 9780803279759
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Desertion during the Civil War, originally published in 1928, remains the only book length treatment of its subject Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from both the Northern and Southern armies Drawing on official war records, she notes that one in seven enlisted Union soldiers and one in nine Confederate soldiers deserted.Lonn discusses many reaDesertion during the Civil War, originally published in 1928, remains the only book length treatment of its subject Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from both the Northern and Southern armies Drawing on official war records, she notes that one in seven enlisted Union soldiers and one in nine Confederate soldiers deserted.Lonn discusses many reasons for desertion common to both armies, among them lack of such necessities as food, clothing, and equipment weariness and discouragement noncommitment and resentment of coercion and worry about loved ones at home Some Confederate deserters turned outlaw, joining ruffian bands in the South Peculiar to the North was the evil of bounty jumping Captured deserters generally were not shot or hanged because manpower was so precious Moving beyond means of dealing with absconders, Lonn considers the effects of their action Absenteeism from the ranks cost the North victories and prolonged the war even as the South was increasingly hurt by defections This book makes vivid a human phenomenon produced by a tragic time.

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    • When I found out that a relative had deserted from the Union Army after having his thumb blown off, I wanted to read about the subject. Unfortunately, desertion is a taboo subject which is always associated with cowardice and as a result is rarely addressed. Ella Lonn does an excellent job explaining desertion during the Civil War using historical documents and data. A must read for all Civil War buffs and any genealogists out there, who also find men who deserted during the war. This is an impo [...]


    • Lonn she explained why desertion happened and happened so frequently during civil war but still she named those poor deserters "the evil". So what should I say! Anyway it is a really great book on civil war desertion.


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