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Banners south [electronic resource] : a northern community at war / Edmund J. Raus Jr.

By: Raus, Edmund J, 1945-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Civil War in the North: Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 333 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781612774497 (electronic bk.); 1612774490 (electronic bk.); 9781612774480 (electronic bk.); 1612774482 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century | Soldiers -- New York (State) -- Cortland -- Biography | Soldiers -- New York (State) -- Cortland -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Cortland (N.Y.) -- History, Military -- 19th century | Cortland (N.Y.) -- Biography | Cortland (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century | New York (State) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865> | Soldat | Soziale Situation | New York <Staat> | HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877) | HISTORY / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Banners south.DDC classification: 973.7/44772 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The city of the seven valleys -- Banners south -- A hundred circling camps -- McClellan makes his move -- Fredericksburg -- The summer of forlorn hopes -- Pinched bellies and a hell of a fight -- Battle autumn -- White death on a frozen hillside -- Home.
Summary: Most regimental histories focus narrowly on military affairs and the battlefield exploits to the exclusion of the broader social and political context, while community studies examine civilian life divorced of the military situation. Banners South documents the influences and events that define the Civil War from the perspective of Northern soldiers and civilians, moving beyond the boundaries of the battlefield by exploring the civilian community, Cortland, New York, which contributed many men to the 23d New York Volunteers. Author Ed Raus uses original source material to examine the Northern soldier?his attitude toward Southerners, blacks, and officers and reasons why he fought ?and provides detailed portrayals of major battles (Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg). He also explores the New Yorkers? experiences with Southern civilians, including women and slaves, when the troops served as an occupying force in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The 23d New York served during the first two years of the Civil War, and the men from Cortland found their tour hard to forget. As Raus?s study reveals, many of the unit?s survivors had a difficult time resuming their peaceful, prewar lives. Raus narrates these men?s stories of war and homefront with care and thoughtful analysis. Banners South promises to alter the traditional genre of regimental histories and will be of interest to Civil War scholars and buffs alike.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-327) and index.

The city of the seven valleys -- Banners south -- A hundred circling camps -- McClellan makes his move -- Fredericksburg -- The summer of forlorn hopes -- Pinched bellies and a hell of a fight -- Battle autumn -- White death on a frozen hillside -- Home.

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Most regimental histories focus narrowly on military affairs and the battlefield exploits to the exclusion of the broader social and political context, while community studies examine civilian life divorced of the military situation. Banners South documents the influences and events that define the Civil War from the perspective of Northern soldiers and civilians, moving beyond the boundaries of the battlefield by exploring the civilian community, Cortland, New York, which contributed many men to the 23d New York Volunteers. Author Ed Raus uses original source material to examine the Northern soldier?his attitude toward Southerners, blacks, and officers and reasons why he fought ?and provides detailed portrayals of major battles (Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg). He also explores the New Yorkers? experiences with Southern civilians, including women and slaves, when the troops served as an occupying force in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The 23d New York served during the first two years of the Civil War, and the men from Cortland found their tour hard to forget. As Raus?s study reveals, many of the unit?s survivors had a difficult time resuming their peaceful, prewar lives. Raus narrates these men?s stories of war and homefront with care and thoughtful analysis. Banners South promises to alter the traditional genre of regimental histories and will be of interest to Civil War scholars and buffs alike.

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Banners south by Raus, Edmund J., ©2005
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