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Desertion during the Civil War

Ella Lonn

Desertion during the Civil War

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Published by Century Co. in New York .
Written in English

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

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 14643.
    ContributionsAmerican Historical Association.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationvii, 251 p.
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17552723M


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Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains the only book-length treatment of its 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 by: Aaron W. Marrs, Desertion and Loyalty in the South Carolina Infantry, Civil War History, 50, March James T. Otten, Disloyalty in the Upper Districts of South Carolina during the Civil War.

South Carolina Historical Magazine, 75, April Trevor Plante, The Shady Side of the Family Tree: Civil War Union Court-Martial Files. 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 defiance, refusing to condemn every deserter as a seditious traitor. 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 Desertion during the Civil War book nine Confederate soldiers.

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 depleted the strength of their respective forces.

Historians traditionally have. 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. Desertion was a Desertion during the Civil War book problem faced by commanders on both sides of the Civil War, although the issue has not been fully explored by military historians and exact numbers are hard to determine.

Causes of Desertion Myriad reasons exist for desertion during the Civil War. Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains the only book-length treatment of its 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 discusses many/5.

You may want to check out Trevor Plante's in-depth Prologue article, The Shady Side of the Family Tree: Civil War Union Court-Martial Case Files.

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. Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains the only book-length treatment of its 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. However, as the war progressed, a broad variety of conduct was interpreted as evasion of duty.

Straggling, skulking, fighting in the wrong unit, or temporary absence fell under an ever-widening definition of desertion. Many motives traditionally associated with desertion existed during the Civil War.

Despite its age, "Desertion During the Civil War" remains the standard introduction to the topic. The book's major shortcoming is touched on in William Blair's introduction to this reprint: "Lonn relied primarily on the 'Official Records.' Although adequate for the time, this would be considered merely a good beginning today."/5(5).

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. 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.

Ella Lonn's "Desertion During the Civil War" Lonn's book lists 1, as the figure for Confederate army officer deserters, andas the figure for enlisted men. The amount of officers were somewhat surprising to me. But over ,00o enlisted. Experience for yourself the historical and personal impact of the Civil War in a way that only HISTORY can present in this moving megaset™, filled with over 28 hours of American Civil War content.

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Cold Mountain is a fictional story with its roots in the story of a Confederate deserter. Inman isn’t opposed to the war initially but eventually doesn’t support it. He leaves the army to return home to Ada, who presumably needs help on the farm.

He encounters the Home Guard multiple times on his journey but prevails until he reaches his goal. Desertion during the Civil War, originally published inremains the only book-length treatment of its 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 : $   A charge of desertion can actually result in the death penalty, which is the maximum punishment during "time of war." However, since the Civil War, only one American servicemember has ever been executed for desertion: Private Eddie Slovik in Author: Rod Powers.

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 /5(4).

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DESERTION DURING CIVIL WAR By Ella Lonn - Hardcover **Mint Condition**. 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.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lonn, Ella, Desertion during the Civil War. New York, London, Century Co. [©]. Description: 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 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 Brand: Golden Springs Publishing.

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.

Partial bibliography: Blair, William, Virginia's Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, New York: Oxford University Press, Emerson, William E., "Leadership and Civil War Desertion in the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Regiments of North Carolina Troops," Southern Historian 18 (fall ), pp.

Gallagher, Gary W. involved during the late war. Ella Lonn, in her groundbreaking book, Desertion During The Civil War, took on the subject of desertion for the first time inwhile some of 1Bell Irvin Wiley, The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, ), Author: Stephen F Ragon.

Escaping the Civil War book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An inside look into desertion during the American Civil War c /5. Civil War desertion by North Carolina troops remains a controversial topic. Owing to the fragmentary nature of surviving records, researchers have arrived at different conclusions as to how many North Carolina soldiers actually deserted the Confederate army.

Soon after the conflict, the U.S. Army's provost marshal general officially estimated t North Carolina troops deserted between. that desertion was “the most disgraceful chapter in the history of the [Civil War].”2 Many parts of the South, including most of eastern North Carolina and Tennessee, were ABSTRACT As the Civil War progressed, desertion amongst Confederate soldiers infected the File Size: KB.

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.

Although o American soldiers were given varying sentences for desertion during World War II, including 49 death sentences, Slovik's death sentence was the only Battles/wars: World War II.

“Eddie” Slovik 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. 44% of these investigated crimes were crimes of violence like rape, murder, man-slaughter and assault.

12% were crimes like robbery, housebreaking and rioting. 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 /5(9).

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.”.

If you’re curious about what his book contains, here’s an example: “Deserted from my company, in Col. Craft’s battalion of colony train of artillery, Michael Carrick, 31 years of age, about 5 foot 8 inches high, with a cut over his right eye brow, well set, black hair, and buck skin breeches.

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 Brand: Golden Springs Publishing. Desertion, Military > United States > History > 19th century. United States > History > Civil War, > Desertions.

Access. 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.

It is the American Civil War. You have been walking hundreds – perhaps thousands of miles – in tattered clothes and worn out shoes.

You have survived mosquito-ridden forests, ferocious battles, and fires, starvation and misery and now your regiment’s route is taking you within ten miles of your home.

Thousands of American soldiers were convicted of desertion during the war, and 49 were sentenced to death. (Most were given years of hard labor.). On Jthe army tried Mitchell for desertion. No black men served on the courts-martial because only commissioned officers, all of whom were white during the Civil War, could sit on a court-martial.

Mitchell pleaded his case to the white officers. He explained that he had requested a transfer to escape maltreatment.