This paper analyzes the unpublished documents of Captain Joseph Deverell, 108th New York Volunteer Infantry, as a case study of the Northern experience during the Civil War.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)|
|Time:||1:15 pm (Session III)
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