The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865
Sutherland, Daniel E, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
The Hard Hand of War. Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 18611865. By MARK GRIMSLEY. Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xii, 244 pp. $29.95.
Two challenges faced Federal military planners in the spring of 1861. They had to win the war, and they had to preserve the Union. This dual mission was trickier than it sounds, for if the United States waged a war that devastated the South, the two sections might never be rejoined, either politically or emotionally. Mark Grimsley maintains that this concern remained central to Federal military planning and kept the war from becoming the "total war" of annihilation portrayed in so many …
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Publication information: Article title: The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865. Contributors: Sutherland, Daniel E - Author. Journal title: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Volume: 105. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 1997. Page number: 100+. © Virginia Historical Society Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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