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eBook Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army ePub

by Steven J. Ramold

  • ISBN: 087580408X
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Steven J. Ramold
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2009)
  • Pages: 454
  • ePub book: 1364 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1575 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
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Baring the Iron Hand provides an extraordinarily in-depth . Steven J. Ramold is Associate Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of Slaves, Sailors, Citizens: African Americans in the Union Navy. Библиографические данные.

Baring the Iron Hand provides an extraordinarily in-depth examination of this internal conflict and the issue of discipline in the Union Army. Ramold tells the story of the volunteers, who, unaccustomed to such military necessities as obeying officers, accepting punishment, and suppressing individuality, rebelled at the traditional discipline expected by the standing army. Unwilling to fully surrender their perceived rights as American citizens, soldiers both openly and covertly defied the rules.

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A different picture emerges in Steven J. Ramold’s Baring the Iron Hand . Ramold’s Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army. This is the most comprehensive examination of the topic to date, and his conclusions alter the picture of Northern soldiers and officers. The Union Army, according to Ramold’s depiction, was an insubordinate, drunken, pillaging mass that maintained just enough discipline to be victorious.

Baring the Iron Hand provides an extraordinarily in-depth examination of this internal conflict and . Ramold demonstrates that the clash between Regulars and volunteers caused a reinterpretation of the traditional expectations of discipline.

Baring the Iron Hand book. Baring the Iron Hand provides an extraordinarily in-depth exami During antebellum wars the Regular Army preserved the peace, suppressed the Indians, and bore the brunt of the fighting. The Civil War, however, brought an influx of volunteers who overwhelmed the number of army Regulars, forcing a clash between traditional military discipline and the expectations of citizens. Baring the Iron Hand provides an extraordinarily in-depth examination of this internal conflict and the issue of discipline in the Union Army.

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In addition to well known names like the ones mentioned, the show often features authors of first books who .

In addition to well known names like the ones mentioned, the show often features authors of first books who are just starting to make their reputations. Gerald J. Prokopowicz is the author of Did Lincoln Own Slaves? (2008), All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862 (2001), and numerous essays and articles, as well as the host of Civil War Talk Radio. ISBN13:9780875804088.

Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army by Stephen J. Ramold. Indiana Magazine of History.

Ramold disputes the old argument that citizen-soldiers in the Union Army . Hand: Discipline in the Union Army.

Ramold disputes the old argument that citizen-soldiers in the Union Army differed little from civilians. In Across the Divide, Ramold illustrates how the divided spheres of Civil War experience created social and political conflict far removed from the better-known battlefields of the war. nbsp; Steven J. Ramold, Associate Professor of American History at Eastern Michigan University, is the author of two previous books,nbsp;Slaves, Sailors, Citizens: African Americans in the Union Navynbsp;andnbsp;Baring the Iron. He and his wife reside in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

During antebellum wars the Regular Army preserved the peace, suppressed the Indians, and bore the brunt of the fighting. The Civil War, however, brought an influx of volunteers who overwhelmed the number of army Regulars, forcing a clash between traditional military discipline and the expectations of citizens. Baring the Iron Hand provides an extraordinarily in-depth examination of this internal conflict and the issue of discipline in the Union Army. Ramold tells the story of the volunteers, who, unaccustomed to such military necessities as obeying officers, accepting punishment, and suppressing individuality, rebelled at the traditional discipline expected by the standing army. Unwilling to fully surrender their perceived rights as American citizens, soldiers both openly and covertly defied the rules. They challenged the right of their officers to lead them and established their own policies on military offenses, proper conduct, and battlefield behavior. Citizen soldiers also denied the army the right to punish them for offenses like desertion, insubordination, and mutiny that had no counterpart in civilian life. Ramold demonstrates that the clash between Regulars and volunteers caused a reinterpretation of the traditional expectations of discipline. The officers of the Regular Army had to contend with independent-minded soldiers who resisted the spit-and-polish discipline that made the army so efficient, but also alienated the volunteers’ sense of individuality and manhood. Unable to prosecute the vast number of soldiers who committed offenses, professional officers reached a form of populist accommodation with their volunteer soldiers. Unable to eradicate or prevent certain offenses, the army tried simply to manage them or to just ignore them. Instead of applying traditionally harsh punishments for specific crimes as they had done in the antebellum period, the army instead mollified its men by extending amnesty, modifying sentences, and granting liberal leniency to many soldiers who otherwise deserved the harshest of penalties. Ramold’s fascinating look into the lives of these misbehaving soldiers will interest both Civil War historians and enthusiasts.