Wilson's Creek

Wilson's Creek

The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Who Fought It

eBook - 2000
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"In the summer of 1861, Americans were preoccupied by the question of which states would join the secession movement and which would remain loyal to the Union. In Missouri, it was largely settled at Wilson's Creek on August 19, 1861, in a contest that is rightly considered the second major battle of the Civil War."
"In addition to providing the first in-depth narrative and analysis of this battle, William Piston and Richard Hatcher illuminate the backgrounds and motivations of soldiers on both sides of the fighting at Wilson's Creek.
In particular, they highlight the importance of the soldier's sense of corporate honor - the desire to uphold the reputation of their hometowns - as a powerful motivator for enlistment, a source of sustenance during the campaign, and a lens through which soldiers evaluated their performance in battle."--Jacket.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000
ISBN: 9780807874783
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 408 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Hatcher, Richard W.


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