Re: Executing officers
- Thank you, I'll look for it. Like I needed
another excuse to haunt Borders and Barnes and Noble...Dan
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "hank9174" <clarkc@m...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Bill Gower" <billgower@c...>
> > I received the book "More Damning Than Slaughter Desertion in the
> > Confederate Army" for Christmas and it is excellent. The author
> shows that
> > as early as 1862, the Confederate army was being impacted by
> desertion. I
> > would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the
> subject of
> > desertion in the Confederate army and its impact.
> Interestingly, desertion peaked in 1862. Victories, discipline,
> cohesion and law took hold the number of CS desertions bottom out
> until 1865.
> 1 in 5 CSA soldiers deserted at one time or another. Of those, half
> (10% of the total) stayed away permanently...