This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War By Drew Gilpin Faust

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Wells, dealing with the “King of Terrors”: demise and Society in an American neighborhood, 1750–1990 (New York: Cambridge collage Press, 2000), p. 127. 27. See H. M. Wharton, struggle Songs and Poems of the Southern Confederacy (Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1904), pp. 153–54, 131–32; “Only,” Harper’s Weekly, January three, 1863; “One of Many,” Harper’s Weekly, April sixteen, 1864. “Only a personal Killed” is a chorus from a poem composed through H. L. Gordon and despatched to Mrs. E. H. Ogden, November 12, 1861, GLC6559. 01. 038, Gilder Lehrman assortment, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of yank historical past, NYHS.

See Robert ok. Krick, Roster of the accomplice lifeless within the Fredericksburg accomplice Cemetery (Fredericksburg, Va. : released through the writer, 1974). fifty seven. Mary J. Dogan to John S. Palmer, July 1, 1869; Dogan to Palmer, June sixteen, 1870; either in Louis P. Towle, ed. , an international became the other way up: The Palmers of South Santee, 1818–1881 (Columbia: college of South Carolina Press, 1996), pp. 628, 650. fifty eight. Dogan to Palmer, June sixteen, 1870, February 25, 1871, ibid. , p. 686. fifty nine. Gregory A. Coco, a wierd and Blighted Land: Gettysburg; The Aftermath of a conflict (Gettysburg, Pa.

A determine may possibly start to seize the whole thing of such a lot of useless and speak the enormity of war’s toll. but while they counted, americans speculated approximately what the numbers they so eagerly gathered truly intended. Joseph Jones counted squaddies and their deaths either to illustrate southern valor and to give an explanation for the defeat of the hopelessly outnumbered Confederacy. Regimental commanders counted to inform the tale of “how good [their unit had] stood” and to be remembered between these whose losses, and hence whose braveness, used to be maximum.

10 faraway from discovering reluctance approximately killing between his comrades, H. C. Matrau of the Union’s Iron Brigade defined to his mom and dad how army education appeared basically to reinforce an innate brutality. A month of drilling in bayonet assaults led him to finish, “It is unusual what a predilection now we have for injuring our brother guy, yet we research the paintings of killing a ways more uncomplicated than we do a troublesome challenge in mathematics. ” shocked at this discovery, Matrau started to revise his realizing of human nature and its capacities.

David Coe of Clarke County, Virginia, composed a will on the very get together of his enlistment on the Berryville submit place of work in June 1861. Calling for pen, ink, and paper, he conscripted postal buyers to function witnesses. “As i'm approximately to go away domestic in those struggle of the Sothren Confedersey, I go away all i'm worth…to my spouse. ” Thomas Montfort of Georgia stumbled on it “sad and depression” to work out males sooner than conflict “preparing for the worst by means of taking out their estate through will” even as the health practitioner sharpened his tools, squaddies readied lint for bandages, and males scattered sand round artillery emplacements, “not for healthiness or cleanliness, yet to drink up human blood.

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