Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army

Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army Larry J. Daniel
  • Title: Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army
  • Author: Larry J. Daniel
  • ISBN: 9780807820049
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army Larry J. Daniel Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army In Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee Larry Daniel offers a view from the trenches of the Confederate Army of Tennessee his book is not the story of the commanders but rather shows in intimate detai
    In Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee Larry Daniel offers a view from the trenches of the Confederate Army of Tennessee his book is not the story of the commanders, but rather shows in intimate detail what the war in the western theater was like for the enlisted men Daniel argues that the unity of the Army of Tennessee unlike that of Robert E Lee s Army of Northern ViIn Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee Larry Daniel offers a view from the trenches of the Confederate Army of Tennessee his book is not the story of the commanders, but rather shows in intimate detail what the war in the western theater was like for the enlisted men Daniel argues that the unity of the Army of Tennessee unlike that of Robert E Lee s Army of Northern Virginia can be understood only by viewing the army from the bottom up rather than the top down.The western army had neither strong leadership nor battlefield victories to sustain it, yet it maintained its cohesiveness The glue that kept the men in the ranks included fear of punishment, a well timed religious revival that stressed commitment and sacrifice, and a sense of comradeship developed through the common experience of serving under losing generals.The soldiers here tell the story in their own rich words, for Daniel quotes from an impressive variety of sources, drawing upon his reading of the letters and diaries of than 350 soldiers as well as scores of postwar memoirs They write about rations, ordnance, medical care, punishments, the hardships of extensive campaigning, morale, and battle While eastern and western soldiers were alike than different, Daniel says, there were certain subtle variances Western troops were less disciplined, a bit rougher, and less troubled by class divisions than their eastern counterparts Daniel concludes that shared suffering and a belief in the ability to overcome adversity bonded the soldiers of the Army of Tennessee into a resilient fighting force.
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    1. If I had a complaint, it is that Daniel does not much discuss soldier motivation and the mystery as to why this army kept fighting, and fighting so hard, remains an open question That is all I can offer for complaints though Daniel s writing is crisp and swift As always, he relies heavily on the sources and is willing to offer contrary opinions Bragg was not as unpopular or tyrannical as thought Johnston was not as popular.In short, scholars should be like Daniel.

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    2. A good, though somewhat shallow social history of the Army of Tennessee If you re not extensively read on the subject, this is a good place to learn about the men that composed it and their experiences If you are extensively read, Daniel s writing style is pleasant and he still has some interesting things to say.

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    3. A well researched and engagingly written account of what it was like to serve in the ranks of a long suffering Confederate army a force that is less well remembered than the successful Army of Northern Virginia Daniel packs an impressive amount of information into this slim book, discussing rations, discipline, weapons, religion, the experience of battle, and much My only major complaint is that I would have liked discussion of what motivated the men of the AoT to enlist.

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    4. My interest in the Civil War is the soldiers that fought it, specificly the Army of Tennessee This is one of my favorite books on the subject.

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