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For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Battle Cry of Freedom" presents a moving and thoughtful analysis which explains why soldiers fought in the ... Show synopsis

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  • For Cause & Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War (Oxford University Press, USA) – Hardcover (1997)
    by James M McPherson

    For Cause & Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War

    Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA
    1997
    English
    256 pages

    ISBN: 0195090233
    ISBN-13: 9780195090239

    General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, 'You couldn't get American soldiers today to make an attack like that.' Why did those men risk certain death, over and over again, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years ? Why did the conventional wisdom - that ... Show more

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