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Desertion during the Civil War.

Ella Lonn

Desertion during the Civil War.

by Ella Lonn

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Published by P. Smith in Gloucester, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Desertion, Military -- United States.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

    • Edition Notes

      At head of title: American Historical Association.

      ContributionsAmerican Historical Association.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE468 .L86 1966
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 251 p.
      Number of Pages251
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5998486M
      LC Control Number66031671

        Desertion In The Civil War Armies. Union Army. In view of the conditions which prevailed in the war department and in the Union army, it is not surprising that desertion was a common fault. Even so the actual extent of it, as shown in the official reports, comes as a distinct shock. Military Execution. Military Executions during the Civil War. Contributed by Thomas W. Cutrer. More soldiers were executed during the American Civil War (–) than in all other American wars combined. Approximately men, representing both North and South, were shot or hanged during the four-year conflict, two-thirds of them for desertion.

        Motivations for Desertion Desertion plagued Georgia regiments during the Civil War () and, in addition to other factors, debilitated the Confederate war effort. Deserters were not merely cowards or ne'er-do-wells; some were seasoned veterans from battle-hardened regiments.   For such men desertion bore no stigma; and, in sum, it appears that this factor (which after all, was but a reflection of many other factors) ‘contributed definitely to the Confederate defeats after and to the catastrophe of " J.G. Randall, David Donald, The Civil War and Reconstruction pp. .

      CWT Book Review: Desertion During the Civil War Desertion During the Civil War by Ella Lonn Most people today consider desertion the ultimate act of rebellion against one’s nation. During the Civil War, however, many Americans had a more complex understanding of this act of.   Just started to read Desertion During the activity War by Ella Lonn. So what will I learn by reading this book? On page 5 "The records show clearly that Mexicans were enlisted in the Southern service but proved utterly unrelabe." This statement by Lonn seems a bit broad and is not much.


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Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from Author: Ella Lonn. Historian Ella Lonn was one of the first scholars to recognize desertion as a complicated and often contradictory political act. She identified several interrelated causes of desertion in her pathbreaking Desertion During the Civil War, originally published in Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains the only book-length treatment of its subject.

Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from both the Northern and Southern armies. Desertion in the Confederacy came from both a “push and a pull.”. Life as a soldier was far from ideal, but the rigors of military life alone and the specter of death in combat or in camp were often not enough to compel a man to risk capture and punishment, perhaps even death.

Only Union deserters were executed during the course of the war. Rather than rely entirely on punitive measures, Union authorities attempted to woo deserters back with offers of amnesty for soldiers who returned to their commands before a specific deadline, frequently pairing that reprieve with threats of increased punishment for those who.

Desertion occurs when soldiers deliberately and permanently leave military service before their term of service has expired. During the American Civil War (–), both the Union and Confederate armies were plagued by deserters, whose absence.

Summary: Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains the only book-length treatment of its subject. Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from both the Northern and Southern armies.

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Weitz is the former director of the Civil War Era Studies Program at Gettysburg College. He is the author of More Damning than Slaughter: Desertion in the Reviews: 1. Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains 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. Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains 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.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lonn, Ella, Desertion during the Civil War. New York, London, Century Co. [©]. In the article, he mentions that, "Desertion is a very common charge found in Civil War court-martial case files.

Many of these cases are brief and provide little testimony. There are examples, however, of cases where the finding of the court resulted in a flurry of activity, including new information being brought to light after the trial ended.".

During the American Civil War, both the Union and Confederacy had a desertion problem. From its million or so men, the Union Army saw aboutdesertions. Overdeserted the Confederate army, which was less than a million men and possibly as little as a third the size of the Union one. Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains 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 Reviews: 4.

In his book The Confederate War, Gallagher called attention to a factor unique to desertion in the Confederate ranks: “The presence of Union armies on southern soil generated a type of Confederate desertion unknown among Union soldiers—and one that did not necessarily indicate weak will or unhappiness with the Confederacy.”.

Edward Donald Slovik (Febru – Janu ) was a United States Army soldier during World War II and the only American soldier to be court-martialled and executed for desertion since the American Civil War.

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Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from both the Northern and Southern armies.Desertion became more common as the war continued on. Not all Americans wanted a war and not all believed in their cause.

Soldiers should not be forced to fight for something they don’t believe in, but unfortunately this was not the case during the American Civil War. For some, desertion .