|CWH||Civil War History|
|DSC||Duke University Special Collections, Perkins Library, Durham, North Carolina|
|HEH||Henry Huntington Library, San Marino, California|
|JSH||Journal of Southern History|
|MHI||Military History Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania|
|OR||The War of the Rebellion: The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies|
|SHC||Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|UVa||Special Collections, Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville|
|VHS||Virginia Historical Society, Richmond|
|VMHB||Virginia Magazine of History and Biography|
|VMI||Special Collections, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington|
|VoS||Valley of the Shadow, University of Virginia, Charlottesville|
|VT||Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg|
1 Among the most important recent treatments of Civil War soldiers are James M. McPherson, For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997); Reid Mitchell, Civil War Soldiers: Their Expectations and Their Experiences (New York: Touchstone, 1988) and The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993); Earl J. Hess, The Union Soldier in Battle: Enduring the Ordeal of Combat (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1997); Joseph T. Glatthaar, The March to the Sea and Beyond: Sherman’s Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns (New York: New York University Press, 1985); and Randall C. Jimerson, The Private Civil War: Popular Thought during the Sectional Conflict (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988).
2 This figure comes from a database I assembled that includes information on aggregate levels of enlistment and population by county. I also assembled a second database, drawn from a sample of Virginia soldiers. All of the quantitative evi
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Publication information: Book title: Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia. Contributors: Aaron Sheehan-Dean - Author. Publisher: University of North Carolina Press. Place of publication: Chapel Hill, NC. Publication year: 2007. Page number: 201.
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