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The Resource A republic in the ranks : loyalty and dissent in the Army of the Potomac, Zachery A. Fry

A republic in the ranks : loyalty and dissent in the Army of the Potomac, Zachery A. Fry

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A republic in the ranks : loyalty and dissent in the Army of the Potomac
Title
A republic in the ranks
Title remainder
loyalty and dissent in the Army of the Potomac
Statement of responsibility
Zachery A. Fry
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Union Army of the Potomac was a hotbed of political activity during the Civil War. It proved a source of constant frustration for Abraham Lincoln, and its commander, George B. McClellan, even secured the Democratic nomination for president in 1864. In this innovative book, Zachery A. Fry uses untapped sources to recast our understanding of soldier ideology and presents the most comprehensive view yet of the army's political story. His work recounts the struggle between Republicans and Democrats for political allegiance among the army's rank and file, showing how captains, majors, and colonels spurred a pro-Republican political awakening among the enlisted men that burst onto the public stage through newspaper editorials, unit resolutions, and letters to home front politicians. Fry traces the heated campaigning and voting activity on the front lines during critical elections such as the 1864 presidential contest, in the process showing how an army that had once revered McClellan renounced him for consorting with the forces of peace activism and treason. Union soldiers asserted themselves as the guardians of civic virtue and used the power of political organization to set the terms in a heated debate over wartime loyalty"--
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Fry, Zachery A
Dewey number
973.7/41
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E470.2
LC item number
.F895 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • Regimental histories
  • Soldiers
  • United States
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A republic in the ranks : loyalty and dissent in the Army of the Potomac, Zachery A. Fry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The hope of the nation -- A devotion almost idolatry -- We can no longer keep silent -- Erase every devil of them -- Copperheads and half-loyal regular officers -- What the sentiment of the army really is -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. Bibliography of 1863 unit political resolutions -- Appendix B. 1864 reenlistment analysis methodology -- Appendix C. Participation by regiment in the Philadelphia Free Military School -- Appendix D. Unit voting returns for 1863 elections -- Appendix E. Unit voting returns for 1864 Pennsylvania congressional elections -- Appendix F. Unit voting returns for 1864 presidential election
Control code
on1110126002
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781469654454
Lccn
2019026432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A republic in the ranks : loyalty and dissent in the Army of the Potomac, Zachery A. Fry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hope of the nation -- A devotion almost idolatry -- We can no longer keep silent -- Erase every devil of them -- Copperheads and half-loyal regular officers -- What the sentiment of the army really is -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. Bibliography of 1863 unit political resolutions -- Appendix B. 1864 reenlistment analysis methodology -- Appendix C. Participation by regiment in the Philadelphia Free Military School -- Appendix D. Unit voting returns for 1863 elections -- Appendix E. Unit voting returns for 1864 Pennsylvania congressional elections -- Appendix F. Unit voting returns for 1864 presidential election
Control code
on1110126002
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 319 pages
Isbn
9781469654454
Lccn
2019026432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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