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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

Captain Joseph Deverell and the 108th NYV Infantry

This paper analyzes the unpublished documents of Captain Joseph Deverell, 108th New York Volunteer Infantry, as a case study of the Northern experience during the Civil War. Specifically, Captain Deverellís records of mustering, desertion, honor culture, and medical treatment reaffirm the traditional narrative. The paper contextualizes Deverellís records using other primary and secondary sources about the 108th, which, in turn, fit into the framework of the larger Northern narrative of the war that James McPherson established in his work, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era.

Presenter: Richard D. Deverell (Graduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 127 Hartwell
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)
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