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9780875804088

Baring the Iron Hand : Discipline in the Union Army

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  • ISBN13:

    9780875804088

  • ISBN10:

    087580408X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-15
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois Univ Pr
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Summary

Provides a comprehensive examination of discipline in the Union Army, exploring issues of citizenship, masculinity, and hierarchy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 3
"Ancient un-American articles": American Military Justice to 1861p. 8
"Damn Fool!": The Uneasy Relationship between Officers and Enlisted Menp. 43
"Fields of Satan": The Impulse of Indisciplinep. 79
"Brawls, riots, and midnight orgies": Alcohol and the Union Armyp. 123
"There were threats to shoot the officers": Insubordination in Various Formsp. 180
"The Pernicious Practice of Treasonable Persons": Desertion in the Union Armyp. 219
"Descend to the level of the barbarians": Theft, Property, and Violent Crimesp. 264
"No punishment can be too severe": The Process of Courts-martialp. 302
"We have no right to shoot them": The Application of Punishmentp. 344
Epiloguep. 385
Notesp. 397
Works Citedp. 461
Indexp. 487
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