RE: [civilwarwest] Contemporary Opinion
- I would also suggest Weita, _A Higher Duty: Desertion Among Georgia
Troops during the CW_ (Univ of Neb, 2000) Weitz plots the monthly and
home county of CS deserters from Dec 1863 to Dec 1864. The largest
number came from North Georgia in early 1864. This area had never been a
hotbed of rebels and the Union occupation, as well as intelligent U.S.
policies towards those who would take the oath, encouraged boys in gray
to go home.
Indeed, most of the desertions came from boys in the path of the Atlanta
However, six counties, in the path of the March to the Sea, had the
majority of their desertions after September 1864.
Judy and Bob Huddleston
10643 Sperry Street
Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
From: Aurelie1999@... [mailto:Aurelie1999@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Contemporary Opinion
In a message dated 10/17/02 9:15:10 AM, kywddavid@... writes:
<< I am just bringing this up because sometimes I forget it, and
sometimes (it seems) we may forget it as well.
>>David: Gary Gallagher on BookTV several months ago announced that a new
is coming out which will report on the home front in Georgia. The
(sorry don't know the name, don't think he used it) proposes that rather
destroying morale in the home front and women specifically, the march
energized and re-charged their determination. Will be interesting to
she works the premise and what she offers to support it. Gallagher
high on it.
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