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- DescriptionMost Americans are familiar with major Civil War battles such as Manassas (Bull Run), Shiloh, and Gettysburg, which have been extensively analyzed by generations of historians. However, t all of the war's engagements were fought in a conventional manner by regular forces. Often referred to as the wars within the war, guerrilla combat touched states from Virginia to New Mexico. Guerrillas fought for the Union, the Confederacy, their ethnic groups, their tribes, and their families. They were deadly forces that plundered, tortured, and terrorized those in their path, and their impact is t yet fully understood. In this richly diverse volume, Joseph M. Beilein Jr. and Matthew C. Hulbert assemble a team of both rising and eminent scholars to examine guerrilla warfare in the South during the Civil War. Together, they discuss irregular combat as practiced by various communities in multiple contexts, including how it was used by Native Americans, the factors that motivated raiders in the border states, and the women who participated as messengers, informants, collaborators, and combatants. They also explore how the Civil War guerrilla has been mythologized in history, literature, and folklore. The Civil War Guerrilla sheds new light on the ways in which thousands of men, women, and children experienced and remembered the Civil War as a conflict of irregular wills and tactics. Through thorough research and analysis, this timely book provides readers with a comprehensive examination of the guerrilla soldier and his role in the deadliest war in U.S. history.
- Author BiographyJoseph M. Beilein Jr. is assistant professor of history at Penn State University, Erie, USA. He has published articles and reviews in publications including Civil War History and The Civil War Monitor. Matthew C. Hulbert has published articles in Civil War History, The Journal of the Civil War Era, Common-Place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, and Journal of the West.
- PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
- Date of Publication30/01/2015
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleNew Directions in Southern History
- Place of PublicationLexington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University Press of Kentucky
- Content Note9 black & white photographs, 4 maps
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byJoseph M. Beilein,Jr.
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