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Author Bradley, George C., 1947-

Title From conciliation to conquest : the sack of Athens and the court-martial of Colonel John B. Turchin / George C. Bradley and Richard L. Dahlen
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 297 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Policy; 2. The Man; 3. The Men; 4. Advanced Basic; 5. Leadership; 6. The Orders; 7. The Campaign; 8. Outrage; 9. The Nomination; 10. The Indictment; 11. The Court-Martial; 12. The Switch; 13. Confirmation; 14. The Verdict; 15. The Conquering Hero; 16. Afterward; Epilogue; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary In the summer of 1862, the U.S. Army court martialed Colonel John B. Turchin, a Russian-born Union officer, for "outrages" committed by his troops in Athens, Alabama. By modern standards, the outrages were minor: stores looted, safes cracked, and homes vandalized. There was one documented act of personal violence, the rape of a young black woman. The pillage of Athens violated a government policy of conciliation; it was hoped that if Southern civilians were treated gently as citizens of the United States, they would soon return their allegiance to the federal government. By following
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290) and index
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Subject Turchin, John B. (John Basil), 1822-1901 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Turchin, John B. (John Basil), 1822-1901.
United States. Army -- Officers -- Biography.
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 19th (1861-1864)
Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Pillage -- Alabama -- Athens -- History -- 19th century.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Trials (Military offenses) -- United States.
Athens (Ala.) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction and pillage.
Genre/Form Biography.
Military history.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Dahlen, Richard L., -2002.
LC no. 2006009147
ISBN 0817381708 (electronic bk.)
9780817381707 (electronic bk.)