Tag Archives: Desertion

Prisoner of War or Constructive Deserter?

It pays to read the (often lengthy) footnotes when researching first-person accounts in the venerable Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Seemingly minor vignettes can speak to big issues. An article by Colonel Rush C. Hawkins describing his service … Continue reading

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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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Julie Mujic Talks Desertion and Abandonment

Good luck today to ECW’s Julie Mujic, who’s presenting a paper at the conference of the Society of Civil War Historians in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Julie, an assistant professor of history at Sacred Heart University, recently did a Q&A with the … Continue reading

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