Hard Hand of War by Mark Grimsley
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Hard Hand of War
By Mark Grimsley

The Hard Hand of War

Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865

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Hard Hand of War by Mark Grimsley

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The Hard Hand of War, first published in 1996, explores the Union army's policy of destructive attacks upon Southern property and civilian morale - how it evolved, what it was like in practice. From an initial policy of deliberate restraint, extending even to the active protection of Southerners' property and constitutional rights, Union armies gradually adopted measures that subjected civilians to the burdens of war. Yet the ultimate 'hard war' policy was far from the indiscriminate fury of legend. Union policy makers emphasised a program of directed severity, and Grimsley demonstrates how and why it worked. Through comparisons with earlier European wars and through the testimony of Union soldiers and Southern civilians alike, he shows that Union soldiers exercised restraint even as they made war against the Confederate civilian population.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521599412
ISBN-10: 0521599415
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Hard Hand of War by Mark Grimsley Hard Hand of War, Hardback (November 1995)

This volume explores the Union army's treatment of Southerners during the Civil War, emphasising the survival of political logic and control.

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