From Conciliation to Conquest: The Sack of Athens and the Court-Martial of Colonel John B. Turchin

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University of Alabama Press, 2006年10月28日 - 297页
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In the summer of 1862, the U.S. Army court martialed Colonel John B. Turchin, a Russian-born Union officer, for offenses committed by his troops in Athens, Alabama, including looting, safe cracking, the vandalization of homes, and the rape of young black woman. The pillage of Athens violated a government policy of conciliation; it was hoped that if Southern civilians were treated gently as citizens of the United States, they would soon return their allegiance to the federal government.

By examining the volunteers who made up Turchin’s force, the colonel's trial, his subsequent promotion, the policy debate surrounding the incident and the public reaction to the outcome, the authors further illuminate one of the most provocative questions in Civil War studies: how did the policy set forth by President Lincoln evolve from one of conciliation to one far more modern in nature, placing the burden of war on the civilian population of the South?


 

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目录

Introduction
1
1 The Policy
9
2 The Man
18
3 The Men
31
4 Advanced Basic
45
5 Leadership
59
6 The Orders
71
7 The Campaign
91
12 The Switch
175
13 Confirmation
189
14 The Verdict
203
15 The Conquering Hero
221
16 Afterward
235
Epilogue
244
Abbreviations
247
Notes
249

8 Outrage
109
9 The Nomination
126
10 The Indictment
138
11 The CourtMartial
156
Bibliography
275
Index
291
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作者简介 (2006)

George C. Bradley received his JD from Albany Law School in 1973. He has published articles and book reviews on Civil War history in numerous periodicals and lectured widely to Civil War round tables and other civic organizations. The late Richard L. Dahlen received his LLB from Yale Law School in 1968.

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