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Executions in the Confederate Army

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Michael Aubrecht As the war dragged on into its third and fourth years, soldiers on both sides of the conflict began to flee the army in record numbers. Some were traumatized by the horrors they … Continue reading

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“I Would Rather Be Shot Myself” – Reactions to an Execution, December 1861

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author Jake Wynn Assembled in a field near the Fairfax Seminary just beyond Alexandria, Virginia, an entire division of 10,000 soldiers stood in a hollow square with one side missing. At the … Continue reading

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