Faces of the Confederacy

Faces of the Confederacy

An Album of Southern Soldiers and Their Stories

Book - 2008
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"This book tells the stories of seventy-seven Southern soldiers - young farm boys, wealthy plantation owners, intellectual elites, uneducated poor - who posed for photographic portraits, cartes de visite, to leave with family, friends, and sweethearts before going off to war. Ronald S. Coddington, a passionate collector of Civil War-era photography, conducted a monumental search for these previously unpublished portrait cards, then unearthed the personal stories of their subjects, putting a human face on a war rife with inhumanity." "The Civil War took the lives of 22 of every 100 men who served. Coddington follows the exhausted survivors as they return home to occupied cities and towns, ravaged farmlands, a destabilized economy, and a social order in the midst of upheaval. This book is a haunting and moving tribute to those brave men." "This book offers readers a unique perspective on the war and contributes to a better understanding of the role of the common soldier."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008
ISBN: 0801890195 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780801890192 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 973.782092 COD
Characteristics: xxiii, 288 p. : ports. ; 23 cm

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