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Author Hunt, Robert Eno, 1952-

Title The good men who won the war : Army of the Cumberland veterans and emancipation memory / Robert Hunt
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (178 pages)
Contents Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prelude: The Army of the Cumberland's War, 1861-1865; 1. Remembered War; Forgotten Struggle; 2. Victory in "God's Country"; 3. Incorporating Friends and Enemies; 4. Legacies; Epilogue; Appendix: Cumberland Regimental Histories and Personal Memoirs Reviewed for This Study; Notes; Index
Summary Robert Hunt examines how Union veterans of the Army of the Cumberland employed the extinction of slavery in the trans-Appalachian South in their memory of the Civil War. Hunt argues that rather than ignoring or belittling emancipation, it became central to veterans' retrospective understanding of what the war, and their service in it, was all about. The Army of the Cumberland is particularly useful as a subject for this examination because it invaded the South deeply, encountering numerous ex-slaves as fugitives, refugees, laborers on military projects, and new recruits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. Army of the Cumberland.
Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- United States -- Public opinion -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States -- Public opinion -- History -- 19th century.
Soldiers -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009031955
ISBN 0817383522 (electronic bk.)
9780817383527 (electronic bk.)