Lecture Description

It is only relatively recently that scholars have begun to study and consider Civil War veterans on their own terms—separately or tied directly to the soldier experience. We are starting to understand better the uneven process of readjustment and how those experiences varied by region, class, race or ethnicity (or even army). This lecture highlights the spectrum of experiences veterans endured, emphasizing the complex and often strained relationship between these men and their postwar families and communities.


Civil War and Reconstruction Veterans

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