The Homefront in Civil War Missouri

The Homefront in Civil War Missouri Over one thousand Civil War engagements were fought in Missouri and the conflict could not be quarantined from civilian life In the countryside the wives and mothers of absent soldiers had to cope w

  • Title: The Homefront in Civil War Missouri
  • Author: James Erwin
  • ISBN: 9781626194335
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Over one thousand Civil War engagements were fought in Missouri, and the conflict could not be quarantined from civilian life In the countryside, the wives and mothers of absent soldiers had to cope with marauders from both sides Children saw their fathers and brothers beaten, hanged or shot In the cities, a cheer for Jeff Davis could land a young boy in jail, and a letOver one thousand Civil War engagements were fought in Missouri, and the conflict could not be quarantined from civilian life In the countryside, the wives and mothers of absent soldiers had to cope with marauders from both sides Children saw their fathers and brothers beaten, hanged or shot In the cities, a cheer for Jeff Davis could land a young boy in jail, and a letter to a sweetheart in the Confederate army could get a girl banished from the state Women volunteered to care for the flood of wounded and sick soldiers Slavery crumbled and created new opportunities for black men to serve in the Union army but left their families vulnerable to retaliation at home The turbulence and bitterness of guerrilla war was everywhere.

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    • There are many people who consider the Civil War a War in the East and a War in the South, but little is known of Civil War Missouri. It ranks third in amounts of engagements throughout and, much like Maryland, was a hotbed of secessionists activity. What James W. Erwin has done is brought us a work about the many aspects of life on the home front in Missouri which dealt with battles, political strife and issues with Emancipation before and after the Emancipation Proclamation. James W. Erwin is [...]


    • This book presents Civil War Missouri as “a turbulent, dangerous place to live.” No doubt it was that. Confederate sympathizers saw it as an occupied land infested by hostile invaders—Yankee troops. They learned to keep their mouths shut or face arrest and military trial. Union sympathizers lived in constant fear of rebel bushwhackers. Neutrality was impossible. Everyone was forced to declare sides and there were only two sides. There was no privacy; everyone knew which side you were on. P [...]


    • An interesting little book on The Civil War homefront with the brutal civilian consequences of guerrilla warfare. Each chapter could be read as an independent essay on slavery and emancipation, caring for the sick and wounded, guerrilla warfare, and the body politics during and after the war. The author humanizes the war with stories dug out of the history of Missouri counties on the impact and scares that still haunt Native Missourians. After reading this book. I would argue this loyalty to Nor [...]


    • Great subject matter, fascinating topic. But . . . the presentation of the book is more of an overview term paper, rather than a non-fiction book, with little chapters covering different parts of the war. Personally, I would have preferred the book to have followed the people in the book more closely - it was obvious the author had access to great source material - and thereby ending up covering the same subjects, but in a more engrossing way. If I didn't have as strong an interest in the subjec [...]


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